Consistently top ranked in the legal directories for Education, Brodies' experience and expertise covers all the legal issues faced by the education sector. This ranges from advising universities and colleges on their day-to-day running and the delivery of strategically important initiatives to supporting local authorities on school closure consultations and placement requests.

We understand exactly how the sector works in Scotland and have a unique, three-way perspective of the regulators, representative or development bodies and a substantial proportion of the academic institutions themselves.

We offer genuine expertise in the many areas specific to education. We regularly advise our clients on governance, funding and employment issues, projects, property and commercial arrangements and educational provision issues.

Our solicitors are experts in:

  • mergers/consolidations within the education sector;
  • governance and reputation management;
  • legislative change in the tertiary education sector;
  • campus development/ redevelopment; and
  • collaborative arrangements and joint ventures for exploitation of assets such as intellectual property leading to spin-outs.

Brodies have established long-standing relationships with clients across the education sector including: regulators; representative bodies; further and higher education institutions; local authorities and independent schools, including: Morrison's Academy, Scottish Qualifications Authority, University of Edinburgh and City of Edinburgh Council.

Works hard to understand the client's issues and concerns and contextualises its advice and support accordingly.

Legal 500 UK 2020

To find out how we can help you, please contact Brenda Scott or Will McIntosh.