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A wide range of legal services for the education sector.

With increasing regulation and financial pressures, the education sector is facing a period of increasing challenge and change. Now more than ever, interaction with the private sector is key.

At Weightmans we understand the specific issues facing private and state schools, sixth form and further education colleges, Universities and local authorities.

Acting for many such clients our dedicated Education Division offers a comprehensive legal service, bringing together specialist expertise from across our firm to provide a complete solution to the sector. And with a strong history of providing the highest level of legal support to the private sector, our education clients benefit from the very latest commercial thinking.

At Weightmans we never offer a one size fits all approach. Instead we spend time with our clients to understand their specific issues and priorities; passing on best practice and insights through regular briefings, workshops and, most of all, personal engagement. That’s why we believe we provide unrivalled support and value for money.

What’s more, with many of our partners and lawyers engaged in the very latest education law, real estate, commercial and governance projects, and through our membership of Legalink, an association of leading law firms around the world, we are able to assist our clients wherever they may be.

They are very proactive and great at delivering what they have said they would in a timely manner.


I am extremely happy with the service we get from them. One of the things I like is that they are very responsive - I am able to have good access to the right people.

Chambers & Partners 2016

Weightmans LLP, which provides an 'outstanding' service, has a strong reputation for projects work, and advised the University of West London on outsourcing the client's catering and facilities management operations. The group noted an increase in instructions to handle student complaints, and defended London Metropolitan University in a protracted student complaint and academic appeal.


With 'a range of experience in the higher education sector', the 'truly brilliant' team at Weightmans LLP gives 'speedy' and 'pragmatic' advice, and acts for clients such as Liverpool Hope University, University of Liverpool and UCLAN.

Legal 500 2015

For their responsiveness, clarity of legal advice, value for money and quality of client care, Weightmans provides an outstanding service across a wide range of legal disciplines - they are my ‘go to’ lawyers in all circumstances.

University Secretary, 2013