Our experienced and committed education group provides practical bespoke advice to a wide-range of clients in the education sector.

Group contact

Katie Burley

Katie Burley

We provide a full legal service for the cross section of educational institutions we work for, including universities, colleges of further education, schools  and nurseries.  In particular, we act for a number of high profile local independent schools.

Our group consists of lawyers from across the firm who have a specialist interest in this area of the law and a wealth of expertise in the sector, some of whom are school governors themselves.  We understand the special needs of educational institutions that make them different from other bodies in commerce or industry and tailor our service accordingly.

We have particular expertise in advising educational institutions on the following areas:

  • education employment
  • school fees recovery
  • dispute resolution
  • property issues
  • charity property
  • mergers and acquisitions
  • financing
  • construction projects
  • licensing
  • governance
  • school incorporation
  • safer recruitment
  • establishment of academies
  • parent contracts
  • commercial contracts
  • health and safety
  • public benefit guidance
  • pastoral issues
  • admissions
  • discipline and expulsions
  • parent and student complaints
  • SEN and disability