Our Education sector expertise

Organisations in the education sector face a host of unique issues, from obtaining funding and achieving other business objectives through to the more subtle issues such as student relationships. Additionally, the sector as a whole continues to experience unprecedented levels of change and pressure, with increasing financial demands being managed alongside regular legislative change and rising internal challenges. Organisations within the sector need support from advisers who have an in-depth understanding of these challenges.

Our education team is approachable and responsive and can handle complex legal matters for providers of adult education, early year’s education, education services as well as foundation schools, independent schools, special and specialist education providers and regulators.

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Our expertise in the Education sector

Our expertise in the Education sector

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Advising a university in relation to a review and restructuring of its arrangements for engagement of lecturers.

Collaborative arrangements

Acting for a further education college in relation to collaborative arrangements with the private sector for delivery of educational services.

Pupil and parent rights

Working in partnership with a large South East independent co-educational school advising them in relation to highly sensitive and complex issues relating to pupil and parental rights, and the school’s obligations in relation to those.

College property development

Supporting a large South East college on a major development project.

Procurement process

Advising an international further education group in relation to a challenging procurement process with various UK universities.

Freehold premises acquisition

Advising on the acquisition of freehold premises intended for use as preschool and kindergarten facilities, incorporating overage provisions for the benefit of the seller.

Planning permission

Assisted a Nursery in securing planning permission for the conversion of a flat to day-care nursery in central Brighton, and subsequently, with extending this use into an adjoining building .

Peter Rainier
Gemma Clark

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