Further Education

Giving you market leading advice that can’t be rivalled

Our team of education specialists works with further education institutions across the UK on a broad range of issues

As a full-service law firm with a focus on the education sector, we’re able to tailor our service offering to fit your needs. Our track record speaks for itself. We’re proud to have education as one of our firm’s longest standing key sectors, acting for over 100 further and higher education institutions.

With industry leading experience in the further education sector, our multi-disciplinary team of experts offers you straight forward market-leading advice to deal with a wide range of matters that affect colleges.

Led by Tom Long, our education specialists are able to tailor a service offering to fit your needs

"As the voice of our clients, we often talk to government and sector leaders to help shape policy and stay ahead in knowing the impact of sector trends and regulatory changes.

The breadth and depth of our experience means that we’re excellently-positioned to work with, whether it’s providing day-to-day advice or supporting your strategic aims, from minimising the impact of funding challenges to collaborating with higher education institutions, or understanding how the recently published FE White Paper and its initiatives will impact your institution and ways to implement them, we’d be delighted to work with you."

We’re proud to be trusted legal advisors in the Further Education sector

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Our team has extensive experience dealing with data protection and intellectual property matters
GDPR compliance

We regularly advise on updating policies, notices and contracts to ensure GDPR compliance

Freedom of Information Act and subject access requests

Dealing with FOIA and subject access requests, and dealing with the ICO can be time consuming and involve a lot of administration.

Intellectual property

We have extensive experience in helping education institutions protect their intellectual property.

From supplier arrangements through to group reorganisations, our team of experts can support you on the full range of corporate and commercial issues arising

Corporate & Commercial
Procurement
Finance
Employment & HR

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We have supported the College in its bid to establish an Institute of Technology from the very earliest stage of the development of the government’s initiative

At that stage, the government had not settled on a way of delivering its objective and through the College we helped to shape the legal form that these institutes have taken. We have since helped the College establish the necessary legal framework to deliver the IoT which opens in September 2021.

Why choose Shakespeare Martineau?

We have a highly experienced team with a number of specialists who work exclusively with our education clients. Also, our values of ‘unlocking potential’ and ACTBrave resonate with those in the sector

Our Green Campus initiative, which combines our education and energy expertise to support education institutions achieve their sustainable goals

Our involvement in helping to shape the ‘university of the future’ with activities that directly influence government policy and sector strategy, e.g. supporting the Student Futures Commission

How can we help?

Our expert lawyers are ready to help you with a wide range of legal services, use the search below or call us on: 0330 024 0333

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