Education Law - Your Specialist Solicitors

We understand that education law can be complex, so our education law solicitors work hard to put ourselves in your shoes. Importantly, we know that you are constantly balancing commercial objectives, governance, regulation and funding challenges, with your commitment to students.

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Whether a nursery, school, multi-academy trust, college or university, Birkett Long will become part of your management team. We’re always on hand to provide support when required.

Some of the areas our specialist education solicitors offer help and advice with are:

Our experienced education law solicitors take a personal interest in the education sector. A significant number of the team and staff at Birkett Long are school governors.

Our education lawyers

Our team is made up of specialists from a broad range of legal areas. We all specialise in education law and policy. We also specialise in employment law, HR, property, data protection, commercial and company law, intellectual property and construction to name a few. Together, the team has decades of experience in advising educational institutions.

We support a range of organisations in the sector, from nurseries to universities. Our clients include:

  • University of Essex
  • Writtle University College
  • Colchester Institute
  • South Essex College
  • Colchester Sixth Form College
  • a large number of state and private schools, academies and MATs

Our team has significant sector expertise and takes pride in the exceptional client service it provides. Whatever the situation, the education team at Birkett Long can provide practical, timely, cost-effective and comprehensive legal advice and solutions.

If required, we are happy to present to your governing body or speak to your management team.

For a short, no-obligation chat about education law, contact Thomas Emmett on 01245 453847. Alternatively, contact one of our solicitors in Basildon, Colchester or Chelmsford who will be happy to assist with your requirements.

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Birkett Long is one of the few firms in Essex with acknowledged expertise and a proven track record of over 30 years’ experience providing advice to educational institutions, parents and students alike.

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