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Laura Murphy

Laura Murphy

Laura Murphy


About Laura

Laura is an associate education solicitor specialising in pastoral, governance and commercial advice to education establishments.


Laura is an associate in the education team and has over eight years’ experience advising a wide range of education institutions including schools, colleges, academies and independent schools on a broad range of education and commercial matters. Laura regularly advises education establishments on admissions, exclusions, governance, safeguarding, complex parental complaints, social media concerns and commercial matters. Laura also acts in the academy sector for Trusts who are dealing with significant changes, EFSA applications, governance reviews and other regulatory or compliance aspects. She has an interest in governance and regularly advises Trusts on related issues such as articles of association, schemes of delegation and funding agreements.

Laura also heads up the education team's company secretarial service and advises on commercial governance and compliance.

Laura speaks at seminars and conferences and delivers training on a variety of pastoral matters including exclusions, exams, data protection and mental health and wellbeing in schools. Laura's articles have been published in a number of sector publications (ASCL's Leader magazine, Schools Week) and also as part of the Browne Jacobson newsletters and website content.

Laura also leads our innovative pro-bono scheme for young people in the East Midlands. Mentoring young people who are looking at a future career in law and has worked on projects with Big Voice London and their Law Commission Projects.

Laura is an active member of the firms Diversity and Inclusion committee and has a special interest in adaptations in the workplace for those with long term health conditions.

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