We’ve been advising further education (FE) colleges ever since they left local authority control in 1992. We advise some of the country’s biggest colleges on everything from property to governance, and from corporate and commercial issues to staffing and students.
We’ve seen and supported some ground-breaking ideas over the years. If you’re embarking on a bold new project, we have the experience and ideas to make your vision a reality.
How we help
Where our competitors just field lawyers, our team can include business consultants, financial strategists and accountants. We’re immersed in further education, helping colleges with management, planning, recruiting and restructuring. In fact, we can support you on all aspects of your day-to-day management.
We understand the complexities of the Area Review Process, and we help with the mergers it’s created – including those involving sixth-form colleges and specialist designated institutions (SDIs). We’ve run merger training for lots of colleges, and have advised on several mergers, often acting for both merging colleges.
We also advise international organisations who hope to get involved in higher education in the UK.
The team is very good at providing pragmatic and efficient advice
The team is really excellent at client handling, in terms of managing the difficulties of engaging in unexpected and unwanted litigation
The team is great at managing claims involving complex commercial and legal issues