Educational establishments have always needed to adapt and the sector is experiencing fundamental shifts yet again. We can help you deliver the best possible outcome for your organisation, whatever changes you face.

You will be supported by lawyers who have sector experience, who understand the issues that you face and who are able to proactively support you in addressing them. Our education services cover the full range of legal needs which affect education clients including:

Our national team of education specialists have comprehensive experience with the unique situations faced throughout the education sector. Our education solicitors advise:

  • Nurseries
  • Schools
  • Academies
  • Free schools
  • Independent schools
  • Multi-Academy Trusts (MATs)
  • Colleges
  • Universities
  • Individual teachers and governors

We work with senior leaders, business managers and board members and speak your language. With strong legal advice behind your decisions, we can help you achieve your education vision with successful outcomes for your governance, leadership and management.

We are also proud to work closely with partners within the education sector and can connect you with services including finance, HR operations, payroll administration, occupational health and facilities management. Together we offer comprehensive support and insight that goes above and beyond traditional legal services.

Key Contacts

Our key contacts our all experts in their fields. Feel free to email or phone them to find out how we can help your business.


In-depth Analysis

IM Educate eBrief

Our IM Educate briefings are sent out every fortnight to schools and colleges during term-time and are a powerful resource for education industry leaders who want to learn more about legal issues including data protection, HR and discipline.

Read our IM Educate Briefings

Recent Deals

Maltby Learning Trust

Advising on the growth as a multi-academy trust and significant learning provider in its community including governance, real estate, charity law and commercial matters

George Dixon Academy

Guiding the academy through HR challenges such as dealing with poor performance and introducing performance-related pay structures

Schools and Multi-Academy Trusts

Providing pragmatic, cost-effective advice and empowering proactive decision-making to a number of schools and MATs on a wide range of topics including employment and HR, restructures, serious disciplinary cases and property/estate matters

Association of Colleges

Advising over 300 members of the association on employment law issues via a helpline and providing up-to-date templates, policies and handbooks

We Work Nationally

We have offices in major cities throughout the UK and our lawyers can arrange to visit you or your business in person if necessary. We also have international capability, with global links to other legal specialists.

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