Further & Higher Education

As one of the country's leading education law firms, we are committed to advising and supporting further and higher education for people of all ages and backgrounds.

We have developed a thorough appreciation and understanding of a variety of educational institutions and the challenges and opportunities they face in today's world.  

Our expertise extends particularly into formations of further and higher educational institutions, mergers and joint ventures, and governance and constitutional issues. We can advise upon and have experience of a wide range of relevant legal issues, including:

  • Admissions
  • Commercial arrangements
  • Constitutional
  • Dispute resolution
  • Donations and legacies
  • Employment and pensions
  • Federations
  • Further Education Colleges
  • Fundraising
  • Governance
  • Higher Education Institutions
  • Intellectual property and freedom of information
  • Internal student and staff appeals
  • Joint ventures and collaborations
  • Land and property (including construction)
  • Legislation and statutory guidance
  • Local authority duties
  • Mergers and demergers
  • Permanent Private Halls
  • Policies
  • Safeguarding
  • SEN provision
  • Staffing
  • Theological Colleges
  • Trading companies
  • Transfer of control