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Our team of dedicated and trusted higher education lawyers understand the globally competitive and challenging environment in which you operate and know what represents an actionable solution for your institution. In the ever-changing world of higher education, it is more important than ever that you have access to specialist higher education legal advice that you can rely on.

Our team of higher education solicitors will work with you to help you make and take opportunities in the rapidly changing legal, regulatory and commercial landscape you operate in, both domestically and internationally.

We will do this by providing genuine insight into current higher education law 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 and intrinsic knowledge of higher education law, but they stay with us because of our exceptional service.

Browne Jacobson’s higher education legal advice

We work with senior leadership, management teams and in-house legal teams in higher education institutions (HEIs), supporting them with informed and strategic decision-making as well as the 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’s higher education solicitors?

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 or call +44 (0)330 045 2268.

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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