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Education lawyers

Our global Education team has the breadth and depth of experience to help you get things done, whichever part of the sector you’re working in, and wherever in the world you operate. We offer a one-stop shop for all your legal needs – whether that’s “business as usual” or breaking new ground. We’ve worked at the leading edge of change in the sector for years, and will bring both a knowledge of what works and an appetite for innovation to your major projects.

We work on the biggest and most high profile deals and projects in the market, and have been ranked first in Chambers and Legal 500 in the UK for many years, with more individually ranked lawyers than any of our competitors. Our lawyers are thought leaders and well-connected in jurisdictions across the world. You are in safe and experienced hands with us.

We are deeply involved in every stage of the education journey: we advise maintained schools, academies, independent schools, further education colleges and universities as well as educational investors, insurers, government departments and bodies. Our clients trust us to help them solve problems, seize opportunities, make good decisions and meet the challenges of an ever-changing legal and regulatory landscape.

Few if any law firms can offer you such a well-integrated, collaborative and dedicated Education team, backed up by our extensive international resources. Our approach is focused on excellence - in client service, the quality of our advice and insights, and our understanding of your business and its needs.

We know the education sector inside out - our team lives and breathes it. We share your passion for knowledge, discovery and innovation - and their power to transform lives and change the world. Our job is to help you to deliver that impact.

“Well organized, client-focused and have the bandwidth to provide a holistic service that draws on a range of specialist advisers."

- Chambers UK 2021 - Education: Institutions (Higher & Further Education)

Experienced education lawyers

Our lawyers are experienced in all aspects of education law, across the sector. Our recent experience includes:

  • acting on the establishment of all the new degree-granting universities in England over recent years
  • advising a university on an internationally significant development project to establish a £1.5bn Innovation District
  • acting on some of the largest mergers in the FE sector
  • acting on hundreds of academy projects since the inception of the academy programme, including advising on PFI elements
  • advising universities on reforms to staff and student procedures relating to sexual harassment and sexual misconduct, to improve their handling of reports and complaints

Contact our Education team

If you would like any further information or need advice on education, please contact our legal team.

Contact us

Diane Gilhooley, Partner

  • Global Head of Employment, Labor and Pensions, and Global Co-Head of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG)
  • +44 161 831 8151
  • E-mail Diane Gilhooley

Glynne Stanfield, Partner

  • Head of UK Governance and External Relations practice and International Education practice
  • +44 207 919 0977
  • E-mail Glynne Stanfield
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