Education

Operating an educational establishment at any level these days, be it a school, college or University, requires access to specialist legal advice. Whether it is upon issues relating to governance, staff, students or property, at Furley Page, we have lawyers who know the education sector and can provide quick and accessible help.

Furley Page specialises in advising a wide range of institutions within the Education sector and we understand how to talk your language.

Legal advice for the education sector

Legal Advice for Schools

Our team advise on a range of matters affecting schools including:

  • Setting up of Academies and Free Schools
  • Setting up of Trust Schools and advice on charity law
  • Setting up of nursery schools
  • Advising on governance
  • Merger of schools
  • Property and redevelopment advice
  • Independent schools and advising on private and public projects
  • Pastoral care for pupils
  • Contracts – covering arrangements with suppliers or work experience pupils
  • All aspects of employment law, including equality and human rights issues.
  • Dispute resolution with local education authorities and negligence claims
  • Debt recovery
  • Data protection and freedom of information

Legal Advice for Higher and Further Education Establishments

Our team advise on a range of matters affecting Higher and Further Educational Establishments including:

  • Advising on governance
  • Merger of colleges
  • Property and capital redevelopment advice
  • Procurement and contract advice
  • Not-for-profit finance
  • Tax advice, Corporation Tax and VAT
  • All aspects of employment law and HR matters, including staff reorganisation.
  • Student matters
  • Dispute resolution and debt recovery
  • Data protection and freedom of information

Why choose Furley Page for advice on the education sector

We advise all types of schools such as Academies and Free Schools, Independent schools and Trust schools. We have clients across the spectrum of Higher and Further Education from Universities to specialist Colleges.

Our Education team is made up specialists within their own field of expertise that are recognised by The Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners.  They advise on complex Education structures, Governance, Employment law, Property law, Contracts, Dispute Resolution and Fees Recovery.

Education services

How can we help you

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0333 331 9877

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Key Contacts

Andrew Masters

Partner & Head of Employment