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Education Law for Universities

HE Expertise

Higher Education

The extensive HE experience of the education law team includes advising Universities throughout North West & North East England

In the current edition of Chambers and Partners, Burnetts is one of a handful of regional names to be recognised as a national player in the Education: Institutions (Higher & Further Education) section. Meanwhile, Partner Vaughan Jones has been recommended in the Legal 500 for being “particularly strong in the education sector”. 

Burnetts has been working with Universities for decades so our understanding of the management of the HE sector is well established. We have acted for the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) since 1995, advising on literally thousands of issues. We have also acted for the University of Cumbria and its predecessor institutions (Cumbria Institute of the Arts and St Martin’s College). We have a thorough knowledge of the Further Education and Higher Education Act 1992, the Learning & Skills Act 2000 and the other legislation and regulatory requirements affecting the sector. 

We recognise, in particular, the difficulties of managing funding streams from different sources with different requirements and the pressures which the government’s current budget cuts are placing on Universities.

Who to contact

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Natalie Ruane

Natalie leads the Employment Law & HR team and specialises in education.