Department profile submitted by Penningtons Manches LLP
Penningtons Manches' education group comprises a multidisciplinary team of corporate, commercial, charity, dispute resolution, employment, immigration, real estate, regulatory, pensions and tax lawyers. Working closely together to provide an integrated service, we support HE, FE and other education clients across a wide range of issues including sponsor licensing, student contracts, disputes, reorganisations, joint ventures, student accommodation issues, property transactions and employment tribunals.
We are increasingly being instructed by universities and private colleges to help protect them from commercial and reputational damage. Our clients welcome our ability to resolve any contractual disputes including employment, regulatory and charity issues relating to students, academic staff or education partners as well as corporate development challenges such as restructuring, overseas development and governance.
In addition to many of the UK’s leading universities, we also advise many independent schools, assessment and examinations bodies, educational publishers, national research councils and academic research associations. In 2017, we were appointed to the London Universities Purchasing Consortium (LUPC) framework agreement for legal services.