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Higher Education Lawyers

Experienced Higher Education Lawyers

Our higher education lawyers understand the landscape in which higher education institutions (HEIs) operate and our legal advice will help you find practical and innovative legal solutions to the challenges and opportunities that you face.

The higher education sector in England and Wales includes some of the world's leading education institutions. HEIs make a major contribution to the economy and to the regions in which they are based.

Our dedicated team of higher education lawyers provides specialist legal advice and support to the HE sector nationally via our offices in London, Watford, Bristol and Birmingham. We pride ourselves on providing quality, timely and jargon free legal advice to HEIs, with transparency on fees and competitive rates.

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Specialist Legal Support for Higher Education Institutions

Higher education institutions are increasingly complex, international organisations which are currently subject to an unprecedented level of change. As the pace of change shows no signs of abating, the need to be flexible and able to do things in new ways has never been more important.

Whether you need legal advice on student matters, employmentimmigration, compliance, contracts, intellectual property and brand protection, propertyprocurement, or other complex matters, we have legal experts available to support you in adapting to the evolving landscape in which you operate.

When you work with us, you can be confident that you are kept one step ahead of legal and regulatory changes and are able to manage the risks and opportunities that you face with confidence.

National Leaders

We are the top ranked firm on the One Stop Shop Lot of the National Legal Services Framework and are also on NWUPC's Global Mobility Framework.

In October 2018, we were appointed to another two prestigious national legal services frameworks for debt recovery and intellectual property.

Added Value for HEIs

Our experience supporting higher education institutions enables us to not only provide quality legal advice but to help you to identify and make the most of the challenges and opportunities you face. We are always looking at ways to develop new products, utilising technology to streamline processes and save you time.

In October 2018, we were appointed to two prestigious national legal services frameworks involving debt recovery and intellectual property.

Free 'OnStream' Legal Resources

We have a dedicated portal for HEIs. OnStream brings together a collection of resources, know-how and legal solutions in one place. It is a valuable support tool for universities and HE institutions facing increasing legal and regulatory challenges. HEIs have free access to this market leading resource.

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You can also subscribe to our Higher Education Law Brief to be kept up to date with the latest developments in higher education law and best practice.

External Recognition

Our Education team is ranked in Chambers & Partners UK wide category and Legal 500, in recogniton of the breadth and depth of legal expertise we provide to the sector as a leading education law firm.

For legal advice and support from experienced higher education lawyers, please contact Jane Byford on 0121 227 3712.

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Meet the Team

Our Education team is ranked in the top tier of Chambers & Partners UK wide category and Legal 500.

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