Education - DAC Beachcroft
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We are a leading adviser to the Education sector, providing a full range of legal services to colleges and universities, government bodies and regulators.

Our work in policy developments gives us an especially strong understanding of the challenges the sector faces in an increasingly competitive and complex environment. Our advice is pro-active and we have experience of delivering innovative solutions in areas including:

  • Regulatory and compliance advice
  • Virtual learning and other digitalisation strategies
  • Estate enhancement and rationalisation
  • National and international mergers, joint ventures and funding advice
  • Protection and commercialisation of innovations and inventions
  • Actions taken against educational establishments, both the organisation and its employees, including whistleblowing, personal injury, sexual harassment, unfair dismissal
  • Outsourcing contracts – technology, facilities management and catering for example 

Accessible and insightful

  • With our teams based in Belfast, Bristol, Glasgow, Leeds, London, Manchester and Newcastle we provide strong local and regional knowledge, ease of access for our clients and the flexibility to ensure that the right advice is delivered by the right team at the right price
  • The firm’s expertise in Health, Insurance and Real Estate and our work with suppliers to the sector further informs the advice we deliver
  • Dispute resolution experts are an integral part of our team, providing guidance on arbitration and litigation
  • Our work with registered charities gives us an in-depth understanding of the governance and funding issues

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