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‘Straight A’ advice from experts in education law. Providing legal support to Further and Higher Education institutions, maintained schools, independent schools, multi-academy trusts and private providers.
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It's common knowledge that our education team knows its stuff. It's why our clients continue to work with us time and time again and it's also why we're ranked in the top tier for Education by Legal 500 UK.

Our cross-firm education team provides advice, training and support to a range of education providers including Further and Higher Education institutions, local authorities, independent schools and multi-academy trusts (MATs) on a wide range of legal issues.

See our education specialisms
  • Student disciplinary issues
  • HR and employment issues
  • OIA
  • Funding agreements and compliance
  • Governance
  • Special Educational Needs (SEND) tribunals
  • Safeguarding, DBS, TRA, LADO
  • Trading subsidiaries
  • Academy conversions and mergers
  • Service Level Agreements (SLA) and contracts
  • Admissions and exclusions
  • Parental complaints and disputes
  • Ofsted challenges
  • Regulatory support
  • PFI/BSF projects
  • College mergers
  • Student discrimination claims
  • Student accommodation

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"The team at Muckle have provided comprehensive and timely legal advice across a broad range of areas to NPCAT over the last 2 years, covering everything from employment law advice to complex contract reviews. Their knowledge of the education sector adds real value to their service and provides assurance to all levels of our Trust when dealing with such matters".

Jim Farquhar
Chief Operating Officer at Nicholas Postgate Catholic Academy Trust
How can the Muckle Education team help your organisation?

How can the Muckle Education team help your organisation?

Iain Veitch, Head Teacher from Park View Academy, explains how Muckle have supported his successful Academy. Tony McPhillips, discusses how our Education team help schools, colleges and universities by providing practical and responsive advice.

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