Farrer & Co is an independent law firm with a rich history
Schools face many legal challenges that go far beyond those related to pupils, families and staff. Pressure on funding, the requirements of new legislation such as the GDPR or the complex negotiations around major infrastructure projects are all issues our clients are facing today.
We advise leading independent, privately-owned and maintained schools, as well as multi-academy trusts and global educational businesses. The diversity of our client base means we are well placed to understand your school’s individual culture and priorities, as well as your specific legal challenges.
Schools call on us for support with their most complex, high-stake issues where there are the greatest opportunities – for example international collaborations or major capital projects, and the greatest threats to their reputation, for example around privacy, safeguarding or historic abuse. They appreciate our collaborative, pragmatic approach and value our ability to work closely with their day-to-day legal advisers where necessary.
With an unrivalled track record of advising leading names in the sector, we appreciate the blend of expertise you need. Our clients draw on our leading edge charity, tax and employment advice in combination with our specialist education knowledge. You can be confident that whatever scale of challenge you face, we will be equipped to resolve it.