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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 ISBL. 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

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30Jan

The Education HR in the North West Conference - new for 2018!
Hilton Manchester Deansgate303 Deansgate
Manchester
M3 4LQ

This one day event is tailored specifically for HR professionals working within the education sector. We will deliver an engaging and immersive event dedicated exclusively for our audience in the North West regions.

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6Mar

Education law conference

Join us at the fifth annual Education Law event where learning and guidance is combined with discussion and exploration of the most topical and challenging issues facing the sector today.

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8Mar

Education law conference

Join us at the fifth annual Education Law event where learning and guidance is combined with discussion and exploration of the most topical and challenging issues facing the sector today.

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latest opinions

ESFA to take firmer stance on non-compliance

The new Accounting Officer of the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA), Eileen Milner, in her first letter to academy trusts has stated that the ESFA will take a harder line on trusts that fail to submit the various financial returns on time.

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New Supreme Court dishonesty test applied in Regulation

A teacher was found guilty of all charges including dishonesty before a professional discipline tribunal in a decision handed down on 8 November 2017. The Panel were satisfied that the new test of dishonesty as provided for by the Supreme Court in Ivey v Genting Casinos [2017] UKSC 67 should be applied.

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Is inclusion working?

A report by a SEN charity has suggested that pupils with SEN are being pushed out of mainstream education and into special schools.

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Adversarial relationship between councils and residential special schools harming school pupils?

A report commissioned by the Department for Education (DfE) has warned of a “striking level of mistrust” between residential special schools and councils.

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