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Education training

Bespoke training Programmes for Higher Education institutions ("HEIs").

Our extensive knowledge of the Higher Education sector gives us a sharp insight into the issues faced by HEIs, particularly in the current economic and social climate.  We have the experience, the expertise and the sector know-how to provide pioneering legal solutions to help you address these issues head on.

Drawing on specialist capabilities from across our firm, we offer a wide range of bespoke training programmes, tailored specifically to meet your individual needs.  We ensure that our training is practical and deals with real life issues rather than simply informing you of the law. 

Session size, duration, content and format will be specifically designed around your needs in conjunction with you.

Charges will vary depending on the type of training you need.  Where we have been appointed as preferred legal service provider, the majority of sessions are likely to form part of our 'pro bono' value added offering.  In other instances, we will be able to provide a tailored quote based on your individual requirements.

Examples of training topics:

Specialist Education Services

  • All aspects of the student contract;
  • Managing student complaints and academic appeals (including OIA case management and litigation);
  • Equality and Diversity issues;
  • Fitness to Practice issues;
  • Data Protection and Freedom of Information requests, including potential complaints to the ICO; 

Halls of residence discipline

  • Corporate Governance and Board/Council related matters;
  • Charity law issues;
  • The relationship with the Students Union and Executive Officers;
  • Immigration issues including Tier 4 compliance;

Corporate and Commercial

  • Procurement
  • Joint ventures, partnerships and collaborations – including those with overseas partners;
  • Company administration including subsidiary and/or spin out companies
  • Finance, including bond issues; 3rd stream income generation and consultancy;
  • IP matters including joint ventures, ownership rights and enforcement;
  • Trademarks and licensing issues;
  • Responsibilities and duties of Board members and senior management teams;

Employment and HR

  • Managing difficult or under performing staff;
  • Managing disciplinary and/or grievance procedures to successful conclusion;
  • Managing programmes of restructuring;
  • Immigration issues specifically Tier 2 and Tier 5 licences;
  • Equality and Diversity issues;
  • Fixed term and/or zero hours contracts;
  • Data Protection and Freedom of Information requests, including potential complaints to the ICO and to include the provision of references in potentially sensitive circumstances; 


  • Managing the University estate in a way that maximises use and value;
  • Finance, including leveraging private and public finance to raise capital for major infrastructure projects;
  • Negotiating and managing successful construction projects;
  • Managing estate redevelopment and/or relocation;
  • Managing the Halls of residence in terms of the student experience;
  • Property litigation

For further information on any of the above topics, or indeed on a topic that is not listed above, please contact:

Martin Vincent
0161 214 0553
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Martin Vincent
"Extensive knowledge in this sector means we have a real working knowledge of the latest challenges and changes"
Martin Vincent

Direct dial: +44 (0)161 214 0553
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