With our Managing Partner, Kim Carr, holding a board position as an independent Governor at the University of Wolverhampton, a number of our Partners including Guy Birkett and James Sage, Governors within local schools and many of the wider team involved in Parents Associations we’re well aware of the challenges the education sector faces, be that in higher education, further education, schools or academies.

The insight gained from being within the system means our teams really understand the pressures our clients face, be they internal, financial or legislative. Being able to draw on this experience means we can provide proactive and knowledgeable advice and guidance on a range of issues.

Areas we can advise on include HR & Employment, property development, student accommodation and planning issues, debt recovery, trade mark, licensing and brand protection, joint ventures, partnering and collaboration agreements and litigation.



Legal 500 2019The Education Team were ranked in tier 3 of the Education Category.

The ‘approachable’, ‘adaptable’ and ‘authoritativeFBC Manby Bowdler LLP focuses on commercial, corporate, transactional, constitutional and governance work. 

Stuart Rea heads the practice and is known for his ‘depth of knowledge’ in this sector, with a strong background in corporate-related matters. He advised Wolverhampton Grammar School on the establishment of a Charity Commission Scheme for the vestment of functional permanent endowment land on the school grounds.

He is supported by senior associate David Raymont, who specialises in property issues.



If you operate in the education sector and need legal advice or would simply like to find out more, feel free to request a call back or make an enquiry. Alternatively contact one of our specialist Education Team members below.

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