Farrer & Co is an independent law firm with a rich history
Higher education is going through a transformation. UK institutions with global brands are embracing worldwide commercial opportunities for collaboration, publishing and technology-led knowledge transfer.
Such a global market place brings increased competition, and as one of the leading legal advisers to the higher education sector, we understand the challenges you face. The shift to a ‘consumer’ culture amongst students, Brexit and the impact of an immigration shake-up on senior staffing, are already affecting the sector.
We work alongside higher education institutions through major strategic projects, complex governance and constitutional changes, and sensitive safeguarding and employment issues. Our close relationships with some of the world’s leading universities, research institutes and business schools, give us a privileged insight into the evolving pressures on the sector, and a deep well of knowledge on which to draw when we are seeking the right solution for you.
We regularly advise clients on once-in-a-generation acquisitions and property developments, and international joint ventures, as well as on how new legislation such as the GDPR or the Higher Education and Research Act will affect them.
Our higher education clients choose us because they value our ability to offer advice of the highest quality across all their activities. We can field specialists in every discipline, from charity law and governance, through to intellectual property, employment, and data protection. This diverse expertise combined with an intricate knowledge of how the education sector works means we can work quickly and proactively to resolve your issue.