Legal advice and support for independent schools in the UK and overseas

Every Independent School is unique, but each one needs sound, practical solutions for the legal and regulatory challenges it faces on a daily basis. 

We are trusted Legal Advisers to Senior Leaders and Governors of leading Independent Schools of all shapes and sizes, providing advice and support on all the key legal and strategic issues arising from normal operations and plans for future development and expansion. 

We understand how the sector is regulated. 

We have strong relationships with the associations which support Independent Schools, such as ISBA, HMC, AGBIS, BSA and IAPS. We are regularly asked to speak at conferences and other sector events. 

Whether your school is a small, single sex day prep school or a large, senior co-ed boarding school, we have the expertise and experience to support you.  

We have the expertise and experience to support independent schools of all sizes and profiles including groups of schools, on a wide range of issues including:

We consider it an enormous privilege to work in the sector and we greatly value the relationships we have with schools, the associations and other professional advisers in the sector. 

We have offices in London, Richmond, Southampton, Guildford, Lymington and Woking. Please do not hesitate to contact any member of the team to discuss how we can help you. 

Chambers and Partners, 2021 The firm has an excellent understanding of independent education and provides legally accurate and pragmatic advice.
Chambers and Partners, 2021 "They are prompt, well reasoned and articulate in the advice they give," another impressed client reveals, adding: "They understand the complexities of education."
Chambers and Partners, 2021 [The team] takes the time to understand the particular challenges we face and provide appropriate advice.
Legal 500, 2021 The team are very skilled and knowledgeable. They are professional and support their clients very well.