The scale of the opportunities and the challenges facing those working in education has never been greater.
Organisations across the sector are exploring innovative ways to commercialise their brands and intellectual property, launch collaborative ventures with partners around the world, and establish revenue streams drawing on consultancy and publishing.
Alongside these opportunities, everyone involved in education, from the largest research institution to the smallest independent school, is having to work through significant challenges. Whether it is the far-reaching implications of GDPR, complex governance and safeguarding issues, or threats to funding and income, there are many potential pitfalls along the way.
An integral part of the sector
We are one of the leading advisers in the education sector. Our specialists have years of experience working alongside organisations including schools of all types, education businesses, and world-renowned higher education institutions.
We understand the particular pressures you face, as well as the pride and sense of purpose that drives all those seeking to deliver first-class teaching or research.
Our specialist lawyers advise independent and privately-owned schools, maintained schools and multi-academy trusts as well as global educational businesses. In the higher education sector, we act for some of the best known institutions in the world including universities, business schools and research institutes.
Our experience across the sector means that whatever the scale of the challenge you face, whether it be a large capital project, complex multi-national collaboration or sensitive safeguarding issue, we have experts who will work with you to find the innovative solution you need.
We recognise that our clients are sophisticated organisations with multiple legal requirements. They choose us because of our ability to combine deep knowledge of the education sector with expertise across charity law and governance, as well as employment, corporate, commercial and intellectual property law. With all our specialists in a single location, our clients benefit by being able to draw on the very best advice, for every aspect of their activities.