Schools and academies face ever-changing commercial and political challenges. Our lawyers are experienced in the legal issues that affect both the public and private education sector and will identify and support opportunities for development.
We provide tailored, pragmatic and relevant support across a full range of legal services to the operators and managers of schools, colleges and universities. Our team has extensive experience of high-profile projects for higher and further education and are experienced at working closely with Headteachers, Bursars and Governors.
We can also offer:
- Liaising with Charity Commission, advising clients on the Charities Act and setting up charitable trusts.
- Regulatory documents such as student charters and formulating academic rules and regulations and handling data protection issues including requests for information.
- Safeguarding legal responsibilities, staff discipline, involvement of police and whistleblowing matters.
“The education practice has extensive experience advising schools, higher education institutions and local authorities on the full spectrum of issues.”
Read, listen and watch our latest insights
- 07 February 2023
A guide on redundancy and settlement agreements
This guide will help you navigate the tricky topic of redundancy and settlement agreements, covering what redundancy means for both employers and employees, as well as how settlement agreements work in practice.
- 07 February 2023
National Apprenticeships Week: Apprenticeships providing skills for the future
This week (6-12 February 2023) is National Apprenticeships Week! This year’s theme is ‘Skills for Life’, which is reflecting on how apprenticeships can help individuals to develop the skills and knowledge required for a rewarding career and for organisations to develop a talented workforce that is equipped with skills for the future.
- 06 February 2023
Redundancy and settlement agreements – What you need to know
In this podcast Ciara Duggan and Sana Nahas members of the employment team at Clarkslegal will guide you through the tricky topic of redundancy and settlement agreements, covering what redundancy means for both employers and employees, as well as how settlement agreements work in practise.
- 01 February 2023
What to expect in construction in 2023
Recent years have brought a host of challenges for the construction industry but what we expect for 2023?
- 30 January 2023
Deborah Scales comments on ‘the proposed Mental Health First Aid Bill’
In People Management, Deborah Scales, Associate at Clarkslegal, discusses the reasons why people professionals would likely welcome a change in set law as a “relatively swift and cost-effective” way to help the workplace.
- 26 January 2023
- Privacy and Data Protection
UK Data Protection: Development round-up 2022 and 2023 trends
In this podcast Oscar Poku and Ciara Duggan members of the Data Protection team at Clarkslegal will be discussing the main developments in the UK Data Protection scene from 2022 and what trends to look out for in 2023.
“Excellent support for decades, including innovative and groundbreaking projects. We are always grateful for their straightforward commercial advice, their real commitment to understanding our objectives and values and their desire to ensure a close working relationship with us as a client.”
University of Reading
“Clarkslegal have always provided a highly professional legal service to CfBT. The team are highly skilled and able to cut to the ‘heart of the problem’ very quickly. Their written work is of a consistently high standard and all the team are a pleasure to work with.”