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Further education

At Browne Jacobson, we have been supporting further education (FE) institutions of all types for many years. Through our years of experience in FE and the wider education sector, and our recognition as thought leaders in education, we help FE institutions respond to the challenges of funding decline and the opportunities to do things differently. This, and our ability to develop strong relationships with a wide range of stakeholders, puts us at the centre of FE modernisation. 

Our market leading work in reorganisations, mergers and academy sponsorships puts us at the forefront of the learning and skills agenda and some of society’s biggest issues. Our specialisms include advising on commercial contracts, information sharing and data protection, health and safety, HR and employment law issues, governance, safeguarding and learner conduct and welfare. 

Our advice has included supporting an FE college in a collaboration with a multi-academy trust to enhance the provision of education and opportunity in a socially deprived area, advising on safeguarding issues to ensure legal compliance and protection of learners and advising on college mergers including on the impact on local communities. 

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A further education college

Advising an FE college on a cross-college restructure involving collective consultation with the recognised trade unions.

A further education college

Supporting in a collaboration with a multi-academy trust to enhance the provision of education and opportunity in a socially deprived area. 

A further education college

Guiding this college through the due diligence process ahead of merger with another college. 

A further education college

Working with this college on safeguarding and data protection issues to ensure legal compliance and the protection of learners. 

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