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Blake Morgan LLP’s ‘professional, organised and supportive’ team acts for a wide range of schools, colleges and higher education (HE) institutions. Key names include Mike Wilson, Elizabeth Davis and Sheilah Mackie. Alison Talbot joined Penningtons Manches LLP in 2016.

Daff Richardson’s team at Penningtons Manches LLP was bolstered with the arrival of Alison Talbot in 2016. It has notable expertise in the HE sector, where it acts for clients including several Oxford colleges and Oxford University Press. The group advised the latter on a joint venture with AQA to provide international GCSE and A-level qualifications to schools outside of the UK. Senior associate Gemma Woodhouse is a specialist in the independent schools sector.

At Clarkslegal LLP, senior consultant Kirstin Parker leads the team, which includes construction expert David Rintoul and employment specialist Michael Sippitt. Clients include Carillion Academies Trust and the University of Reading.

Simon Bellm and Tina George are the key names at DMH Stallard LLP. The group is advising Lancing College on a s106 agreement pertaining to the development of a mixed-use school building.

Emily Brown leads the team at Birkett Long LLP, which represents schools, nurseries, colleges, universities and individuals on a range of matters, including school attendance and employment.

Blandy & Blandy LLP’s ‘very good’ team is headed by the ‘experiencedNick Burrows. Clients include the University of Reading and Reading Blue Coat School.

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