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We are legal experts, trusted by over 1,000 schools and academies across the country and an approved partner of the NGA, FASNA, ASCL and NASBM. Our dedicated education specialist lawyers and HR consultants provide HR support, annual legal advice packages and academy conversion project services for absolute fixed fees. Our clients choose and stay with us because of our sector expertise and exceptional client service - helping to deliver your vision in a cost effective way, through innovative packages and strategic support.

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south farnham school

South Farnham Educational Trust has the strongest professional regard for Browne Jacobson and, specifically, Nick Mackenzie who has worked with us in the development of our Multi-Academy Trust and other legal processes.

Sir. Andrew Carter OBE, Executive Headteacher South Farnham Educational Trust 

A very impressive team with a breadth of expertise in the education sector and, more specifically, special education needs. They are very up to the minute on the latest issues arising within the education sector.

Chambers 2017

We usually need advice urgently and Quickcall delivers every time offering practical and comprehensive advice, excellent service.

Pamela Haralambos, Business Manager, St Christopher’s CE High School

training and events

28Mar

Education law conference 2017, Exeter St James School, Summer Lane, Exeter EX4 8NN

Now in its fourth year, this event is aimed at helping you stay legally compliant and supporting you with improving practice throughout your school, academy or MAT.

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latest opinions

Schools face growing responsibility for students' mental health

It is important for schools to be attuned to what may be signs of mental illness and to understand the extent of their responsibility so that they can evidence that the proper duty of care has been shown.

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Fairer school admissions

1 March was National Offer Day for all secondary schools in England. It was also the day that the Sutton Trust produced a report on admissions which encouraged schools to adopt random allocation as a method of ensuring fairer and more comprehensive admissions to the top performing schools.

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Local authorities to directly support academies?

A Commons Education Committee report, released yesterday, has called for the government to enable local authorities to form their own multi-academy trusts (MATs) and sponsor academies.

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Regular attendance at schools - clarity needed

The key issue for the Supreme Court to decide is the definition of ‘attending school regularly’ for the purposes of the Education Act 1996.

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