HR and employment services for higher education

Supporting HEIs that are having to think even more strategically about their future and the key role your HR team play.

Our national team of experienced higher education employment lawyers and specialist education HR advisors work with higher education institutions (HEIs) on a daily basis. We understand the issues facing your sector and the need to be agile to take account of new opportunities and challenges. HEIs are having to think even more strategically about their future and higher education HR teams have a key role to play.

We are praised for our practical, robust advice and our ability to deal with urgent matters that need an immediate response across the full spectrum of HEI employment matters. We operate very much as part of our clients’ HR teams, supporting them in every way we can and, as a result, they really trust us, our process, and the outcome.

What we offer

  • Advice on a comprehensive range of HEI employment law issues, including recruitment, contractual and settlement agreements, workplace policies and procedures, and equality, diversity, and inclusion.
  • We also advise on governance, remuneration, pensions, trade unions, and industrial action and strikes, as well as safeguarding, whistleblowing, organisational change, communication, and reputational management matters.
  • Advice on immigration issues, including matters relating to inbound international staff, the employment of PhD students and UKVI audits.
  • Advice on immigration issues within higher education employment, including matters relating to inbound international staff, the employment of PhD students and UKVI audits.
  • A practical solutions approach to internal disputes, including grievance, disciplinary, ill health, and performance-related issues.
  • Bespoke training – tailored, practical and interactive training to ensure higher education HR teams, academic and professional services staff and senior management are up to date with latest developments.
  • A “one team” approach – we act as an extension of your HR team, especially during periods of increased workload, absence, or capability.
  • Advocacy services – we have a wealth of experience in higher education and employment, acting for our HEI clients in employment tribunals, as well as the county and high courts.

Why choose Browne Jacobson higher education employment lawyers?

We are a national team of experienced employment lawyers, specialising in higher education employment law for HEIs. For more information, please contact James Tait.

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