Education Law

McDowell Purcell has significant experience in advising a range of education institutions, and the people who run, govern and advise them, including regulators, government departments, universities and educational insurers. This is a rapidly evolving sector, subject to increasing oversight, regulation and public scrutiny. Educational bodies have to navigate an array of regulatory and policy reforms, funding restrictions, governance issues and a constantly evolving digital environment. McDowell Purcell’s Education Team understands the complexities and nuances of the education environment. When disputes arise, they are usually sensitive and the potential subject of great public interest, often with impacts exceeding mere financial value. We provide advice that is cognisant of the sensitivities of various competing interests, whilst at the same time upholds and protects our clients’ ethos and reputation.

Services include:

  • Litigation
  • Judicial Review
  • Conduct and Discipline issues
  • Investigations
  • Statutory interpretation and compliance
  • Governance
  • HR and Employment issues
  • Whistleblowing / Protected Disclosures
  • TUPE
  • Bullying and harassment issues
  • Equality and disability issues
  • Data protection and FOI
  • Child protection obligations
  • Professional competence
  • Property law issues
  • Commercial contracts and other general commercial issues