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specialist education lawyers

Specialising in education law and policy as well as providing legal advice for schools, Browne Jacobson is an award-winning leading team of legal experts, trusted by over 1,000 schools and academies across the country. As an approved partner of the NGA, NAHT, CST, ASCL and ISBL, our dedicated and experienced specialist education law solicitors and HR consultants provide HR support, annual legal advice packages and academy conversion project services for absolute fixed fees.

Committed to providing the highest level of service to our clients; no matter the situation you find yourself in, our education law solicitors can provide comprehensive advice around education laws, to help you do what is right for your pupils, staff and school.

How can an education lawyer help my school?

There are certain times you may feel the need to seek the help of education lawyers. Whatever the reason, our specialist team is always on hand to help. Education law cases can often be quite complex. They may require multiple stages of complaints, appeals and referrals, so enlisting the help of one of our education law solicitors can be the helping hand that your school or academy needs.

Whether you need help and advice on how to convert your cluster of schools into an academy, how to resolve an employment issue or general guidance on admissions, exclusions and special education needs duties, we handle a variety of cases covering a range of subject matters on a daily basis.

What education legal advice and services do you offer?

We strive to give the best legal advice for schools available, which is why our clients choose, and stay with us. Our education lawyers are passionate about education and will guide you through each step of the process with friendly, pragmatic professional support. We can advise on all areas of law and offer a full range of services to assist your school or academy.

Included is advice on data protection and information sharing, looking at the changes that schools and academies face; employment and human resources, including staffing issues and devising of long-term strategies; child protection and safeguarding, helping you navigate the ins and outs of safeguarding laws and what they mean for you; immigration in education, including licences to help you recruit; and special education needs and disability, providing expert advice to schools on Equality Act issues including claims for race, sex, religious or disability discrimination.

We also offer help and advice on the following areas of law:

Why choose Browne Jacobson education law solicitors?

Servicing over 1,300 schools and academies across the country, our clients choose 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.

Whether you need our HR services or data protection help, or immediate access to advice via our Quickcall and MAT Quickcall services, our team of education lawyers are on hand to put together a personalised quote to suit your own individual needs.

don’t take our word for it:



The team have been exceptional. They have been understanding, reassuring and knowledgeable. I can't emphasise how valuable their support has been at both a practical and an emotional level.

Chambers 2019

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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

5Dec

HR Conference for Education Macdonald Burlington Hotel, Burlington Arcade, 126 New St, Birmingham

The theme for 2019 is ‘organisational resilience’ - with keynotes and workshops designed to provide you with innovative ideas and practical solutions that can be implement in your schools and across academy trusts.

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