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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

be connected newsletter for higher education - January 2021

In this edition we provide you with the latest in legal updates, news and insight from the higher education sector.

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Legal updates

Higher education digital transformation

The last 12 months have seen radical changes in how universities deliver learning to students, this online revolution has sadly been forced upon us by a pandemic, but many universities were already on this digital journey.

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Legal updates

KEF (Knowledge Exchange Framework)

Knowledge is power, and this is true when we talk about KEF (Knowledge Exchange Framework). But why is this the case, and why is KEF so important to the higher education sector?

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Legal updates

What happens after a death by suicide?

Student suicide is a major factor with nearly one in four young people experiencing suicidal feelings at least once in their lives and one in 20 trying to take their own life. Although great efforts have been made by the higher education (HE) sector to tackle mental health issues for young people and identify outward signs of distress, the statistics are still troubling.

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related opinions

The lateral flow testing of university students

Guidance for students returning to, and starting higher education, in spring term 2021 requires universities to set a clear expectation that all students should access Covid-19 testing on their return to university.

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Return of university students for the spring term

The government has issued guidance on how University students will return and resume blended learning after the Christmas break - what does this mean for HE providers?

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Covid-19 student testing and the Christmas travel window

The government has issued its guidance on how University students will be able to travel home safely at Christmas.

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Government guidance on Higher Education - updated

On 30th September, the government updated its guidance to universities on re-opening their buildings and campuses.

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Bettina Rigg

Bettina Rigg

Partner and Head of Higher Education

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