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Financial Challenges & Strategic Moves for Higher Education Institutions

Financial Challenges & Strategic Moves

Higher Education


Financial Challenges & Strategic Moves for Higher Education Institutions

In these difficult times, higher education institutions need experienced lawyers to guide them through the strategic decisions they make.

Our Higher Education team fully understands your objectives and can help you implement potentially significant changes with confidence.

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How Can We Help You?

In this difficult economic landscape, we can provide advice and guidance on the financial challenges you face, including:

  • Adjusting the delivering of capital projects in the current environment
  • Banking and other covenants
  • Compliance with the OfS's evolving registration and reporting requirements
  • Debt issuance and re-financing
  • Governing body's duties, responsibilities and decision making
  • Joint ventures, collaborations and mergers
  • Management of commercial leases and requests for rental holidays/deferrals
  • Refunds of tuition fees and accommodation costs, including student complaints and consumer law
  • Restructuring and cost savings
  • Safeguarding your university's assets and its financial position
  • Senior management team's duties, responsibilities and decision making
  • The Higher Education Restructuring Scheme (HERR)
  • Use of endowed assets


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For specialist legal advice on the financial challenges faced by universities, please contact Jane Byford on 07909 656 764 or complete the below form.

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