Twitter Logo Youtube Circle Icon LinkedIn Icon

United Kingdom > South East > Public sector > Education > Law firm and leading lawyer rankings

Editorial

Index of tables

  1. Education
  2. Leading individuals

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.

GC Diversity and Inclusion Report

In partnership with...

International comparative guides

Giving the in-house community greater insight to the law and regulations in different jurisdictions.

Select Practice Area

Press releases

The latest news direct from law firms. If you would like to submit press releases for your firm, send an email request to

Legal Developments in South East for Education

  • TRANSFER OF UNDERTAKINGS (PROTECTION OF EMPLOYMENT) AND AGE DISCRIMINATION

    I have been asked to cover the topic of Employment law within my half an hour speaking slot today. I have narrowed my subject down to Transfer of Undertakings and Discrimination, with the focus on providing an update on the recent spate of cases on service provision change and on the important developments in the law of age discrimination. Needless to say, in my presentation I shall not be able to cover the level of detail which is contained in my written paper, which I will leave you to read.
    - 11KBW

Legal Developments in the UK

Legal Developments and updates from the leading lawyers in each jurisdiction. To contribute, send an email request to

Press Releases in the UK

The latest news direct from law firms. If you would like to submit press releases for your firm, send an email request to