We understand exactly how the education sector works in Scotland. From advising universities and colleges on day-to-day running, the delivery of strategically important initiatives, to supporting local authorities on school closure consultations and placement requests, we 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 education sector clients include: 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.
Great knowledge of the HEI sector. Responsive and reactive – always. They are almost an extension of our own in-house team. They understand our business and are able to provide legal advice in contextLegal 500 UK 2024
We have been impressed with their professional manner and their attention to detail.Chambers UK 2024
They have a solid reputation, and local authorities use them often in education matters.Chambers UK 2024
They provide excellent value and have a large team and full resources. They are proactive in keeping you up to date with costs.Chambers UK 2024
Education key highlights
- Consistently top ranked in the legal directories for Education. Brodies' experience and expertise covers all the legal issues faced by the education sector.
- A wealth of experience in assisting universities, founders and investors in relation to spin-out companies and commercialisation of technology.
- Established expertise on student matters including discipline, appeals, harassment/bullying and discrimination.