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Eversheds is the largest provider of legal services to the higher education (HE) and further education (FE) sector and with its ‘vast spread of resources, deep experience and terrific reputation’, it is highly regarded across the country.”
Chambers and Partners
The Eversheds Education practice is widely acknowledged to be market leading. With our unrivalled experience and sector engagement, we can offer an informed service and anticipate the needs of the sector.
The Eversheds’ Education Team have once again been ranked in Band 1 in both the Chambers and Partners and Legal 500 Legal Directories.
The Team are winners of the Education Investor Law Firm of the Year 2014/15 and the Legal 500 Public Sector Law Firm of the Year 2013/14 award.
How we can help institutions achieve their objectives
The education sector, whether this be higher education, further education, schools or academies, is dealing with more changes than ever before, with new financial pressures and government legislation, as well as increasing internal pressure.
In order to deal with these issues, you need legal advisers who fully understand your sector and the unique challenges you face. Our ability to draw upon our education experts in all product areas, such as human resources, estates, corporate and commercial, international, charity and litigation means that we can offer you an expert service on any of the issues you are facing.
Like you, we are dedicated to the education sector. We regularly advise and work with institutions and organisations in the sector, speak at events and add our voice to current debates.
How we add value through innovation
The education sector is full of people with bright ideas. Our team is the same. We keep up with sector developments and design products and services meet and anticipate the needs of the sector.
Fully cognisant of the latest issues you face, we also look at what will happen in the future. We will give you advanced warning about what you need to be doing to tackle the challenges ahead. We are a law firm that is always thinking about your interests.
We act for education institutions throughout the UK and internationally. This provides an invaluable understanding of the sector and improves efficiency and service delivery. The following are some examples of key projects and cases that we have handled for education institutions recently:
- Eversheds advises on first further education college established in over two decades
- Eversheds advises on Heart of Worcestershire College merger
- Eversheds advises Bangor University on multi million pound University Accommodation PPP
- Eversheds advises MRC on University Unit Strategic Partnerships
- Eversheds advises UK consortium on Saudi women’s education deal
What others say about us
Eversheds Education practice is established and respected across the sector. Below are quotes from the legal directories regarding the team.
"The level of service is impressive" Legal 500 2014
“Eversheds LLP [education team] ‘consistently provides excellent information advice and guidance’” Legal 500 2013
“Eversheds LLP has a substantial education practice led by Diane Gilhooley” Legal 500 2012
“Eversheds LLP…Education practice…stands out for its ‘knowledge, breadth of experience, and standing among peers” Legal 500 2011
“Eversheds LLP provides ‘very sound advice’ to further education clients” Chambers and Partner 2010
“They understand the needs of universities” Chambers and Partners 2010
“Eversheds LLP’s education team receives praise from competitors and clients alike; it ‘does not sit on the fence, but gives clear direction and inspires confidence’” Legal 500 2009
“The firm provides a broad range of services to a large number of education institutions, particularly FE Colleges” Chambers and Partners 2008
“The market leader in higher education” Legal 500 2008
What clients say about us
We have our performance checked by an independent organisation. Acquigen contacts clients directly to obtain feedback on the Eversheds service. Our education sector clients gave us the follow scores for the year ending August 2014:
- Demonstrated appropriate and relevant expertise - 100% of clients were very or extremely satisfied