Legal advice for Academies and MATs

Birkett Long has a proven track record of over 25 years’ experience providing advice to educational institutions. We support a range of actors in the sector, from nurseries to universities. 

The education team at Birkett Long is made up of specialists from a broad range of legal areas. We not only specialise in education law and policy, but also charity law, employment law, HR, property, data protection, commercial and company law, intellectual property and construction to name but a few. Together the team have decades of experience in advising educational institutions.

Some of the areas the team offer help and advice in are:

  • Admissions and admissions appeals
  • Behaviour issues
  • Charity law
  • Commercial contracts
  • Construction and capital projects
  • Employment and HR
  • Exclusions
  • Data protection
  • Debt collection
  • Governance
  • Health and safety
  • Intellectual property
  • Land and buildings
  • Procurement
  • School collaborations
  • School interventions
  • Trading companies

We are always looking for ways to support our clients and work hard to put ourselves in your shoes. Importantly, we know that you are constantly balancing commercial objectives, governance and regulation, with your commitment to students. We want to take some of the pressure off you by providing cost-effective ways for institutions to achieve best practice in the education sector and to provide practical and effective solutions to your legal and HR requirements.