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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, NAHT, 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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what our clients say....

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

4Oct

HR & employment law conference 2017

The return of our HR conference this year brings together leading national education lawyers and HR consultants who have a wealth of experience working with schools and academies.

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12Oct

Optimus MAT Summit 2017

The Optimus MAT Summit 2017 is the flagship event for multi academy trusts (MATs).

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latest opinions

The rise in permanent exclusions

A survey by the Times Educational Supplement (TES) across local authorities has shown some dramatic rises in the number of permanent exclusions within their areas.

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New Statutory Exclusions Guidance now in force

The revised statutory guidance on exclusions is now in force and is applicable for all exclusions issued after 1 September 2017.

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School admission appeals numbers remain high

DfE admissions statistics for 2016-17 show that over 60,000 appeals were lodged by parents with fewer than 10,000 succeeding.

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Is the removal from sixth form an unlawful exclusion?

Legal challenge of a Kent grammar school is underway, following a withdrawal of year 13 places for students based on a lack of academic progression.

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