Irwin Mitchell Launches Dedicated Employment Product For Education Sector

Law Firm Recently Appointed Leading Schools Education Lawyer


David Shirt, Press Officer | 0161 838 3094

National law firm Irwin Mitchell’s strategic drive to become the leading provider of employment law services to the education sector has been boosted with the launch of a new service. 

IM Educate is a fixed price Employment Law service, providing schools with direct and unlimited access to a dedicated Employment solicitor, regular newsletters, bespoke training and optional Employment Tribunal insurance.

The service, which is targeted at the full range of educational establishments including universities, colleges, academies, schools and nurseries, provides them with a seamless service and user-friendly advice and support. The employment product is designed to dovetail  with a range of other legal services that Irwin Mitchell offers to the sector.

Irwin Mitchell recently appointed Solicitor Surinder Dhillon. Before she moved to Irwin Mitchell, Ms Dhillon was senior employment solicitor at Birmingham City Council and Head of its Schools Employment Law Unit.

Surinder Dhillon said: “Educational establishments can have complex HR requirements but they often don’t have the in-house expertise in which to deal with them. Our risk management and proactive approach provides an effective and responsive service on all aspects of employment law to member schools creating a gateway which gives the service user direct access to an Employment Lawyer form the start. We will ensure that the interests of the School will always come first.”  

“Irwin Mitchell has a clear vision to build market share within this sector and I firmly believe a fixed fee service with insurance protection provides a seamless service with the certainly of cost and first class expertise and is an attractive proposition which gives us a strong and clear point of difference over our competitors.”

School HR/business managers and representatives of the Governing Body /Trust board are encouraged to join our Special Interest Groups and attend bespoke training and networking events which will be run on a termly basis. If you are interested in attending our special interest groups, or would like some further information, please email