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In the ever-changing world of higher education, it is more important than ever that you can rely on a specialist team of dedicated and trusted education lawyers that understand the globally competitive and challenging environment in which you operate.

Our team of higher education lawyers will work with you to help you to make and take opportunity in the rapidly changing legal, regulatory and commercial landscape you operate in, both domestically and internationally. We will do this by providing genuine insight and a fresh perspective to the issues you face as well as delivering client focused solutions rather than technical answers to defined legal questions. We are always looking to influence, innovate and challenge the status quo. We add value wherever we can.

Our clients choose us because of our sector expertise, but stay with us because of our exceptional service.

What we do

We work with senior leadership and management teams and in-house legal teams in higher education institutions (HEIs) to support them to enable informed and strategic decision making and identification and management of risk.

We also engage with sector organisations to support their work and contribute to debate and policy.

We provide a comprehensive range of legal services to HEIs including:

Why choose Browne Jacobson higher education lawyers?

We are a national team of higher education lawyers that understands the sector and brings a fresh perspective. To find out more, please contact Bettina Rigg.

what our clients say....



The Browne Jacobson family has gone above and beyond that which is required of external lawyers.

Sam McGinty, Head of Legal Services, Loughborough University

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Legal updates

What is a higher education course for the purposes of access to the Office of the Independent Adjudicator’s (OIA) complaints process?

The Office of the Independent Adjudicator’s (OIA) has recently published a reminder of its remit in relation to dealing with complaints, which is a timely reminder as the new academic year begins.

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Protecting University IP and safely utilising building capacity during COVID-19

As Universities look to utilise their labs and bring staff and students back to campus, whilst potentially continuing with at home study and research, what are the key IP issues to consider and associated health and safety aspects?

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Legal updates

The mental health of higher education staff – duty of care in uncertain times

As we embrace mental health awareness week from 18 May 2020, it is timely to reflect on some of the steps that HEIs can take to discharge their duty of care in uncertain times.

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Higher Education procurement and contracting during COVID-19

What can and should universities do to set up contracts for September when there is uncertainty about how education will be delivered, or when staff have been furloughed or otherwise engaged?

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Bettina Rigg

Bettina Rigg

Partner and Head of Higher Education

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