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Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

KETT HOUSE, STATION ROAD, CAMBRIDGE, CB1 2JY, ENGLAND
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Work 0845 497 97 97
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Fax 0845 497 3777
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5807 CAMBRIDGE
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www.eversheds-sutherland.com

Glynne Stanfield

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Eversheds Sutherland

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Glynne is a partner and read law at Jesus College, Oxford. He heads Eversheds Corporate and International Education practice.

Higher Education

He advised on the merger to create the University of Manchester; incorporations of the Universities of Cumbria, Roehampton, University of South Wales, and led on the first tripartite university merger to form the University of Wales Trinity St David

He advised on the setting up of the QAA and OIA. He acts for the Russell Group for which Eversheds LLP is company secretary.

He advised Apollo Global on its takeover of BPP. He advised the University of Law on the structure which permitted its sale and recently acted for GUS in buying it from Montagu.

He acted for Hult in their recent strategic alliance with Ashridge Business School.

He recently acted on the setting up of both The Alan Turing Institute and The Crick Institute.

International

He had advised on many campuses including Newcastle University medical one in Malaysia theirs in Singapore, City University in Dubai and UCL in Australia and Abu Dhabi.

He acts for many private education companies including PE firms.

He was asked by David Willetts, then Universities Secretary, to provide non-political input into the most recent White Paper on HE reform.

He has written governance papers for the UUK, 157 Group and for The Leadership Foundation.

Further Education

He has advised a number of FE colleges in sponsoring academies.

He has advised on many FE mergers (including the demerger of K College) and federations (including Kingston/Carshalton and Warwickshire/South Leicestershire)

He is recognised as a leading lawyer in the UK legal directories "Legal 500" and "Chambers".

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Partner


East Anglia: Private client

Charities and not-for-profit

Within: Charities and not-for-profit

Firm-wide, Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP acted for more than 250 charities in 2017, most notably in the education, health, regeneration, mental health and grant-giving sectors. The firm has significant expertise in advising research institutions and grant makers on matters including governance, international giving, social investments and tax. The Cambridge office is home to lawyers who play significant roles in the national practice, including Glynne Stanfield, who is the lead partner in the firm's UK governance and external relations practice, as well as head of the international education group. He is known for his advice to charity and not-for-profit clients on complex governance issues, joint ventures and mergers. Principal associate and charity law specialist Stephen O’Reilly has a broad client base in the health, social care, education and scientific research sectors and frequently helps with the registration of new charities, the release of permanent endowment restrictions, mergers, interaction with the Charity Commission and trustee matters. He recently assisted with the registration of the Alan Turing Institute as a charity. Turning Point and the Dementia Research Institute are also among his clients. Associate Elen Griffiths, who was recently seconded to the Royal College of General Practitioners, has a central role in the practice. The practice's highlights included assisting the Royal Society of Chemistry with its benevolent fund and defining the powers of its trustee, which included advice on Charity Commission guidance.

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East Anglia: Public sector

Education

Within: Leading individuals

Glynne Stanfield - Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

Within: Education

At Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP 'response times are always very good, and the advice is pragmatic and current, reflecting experience in the FE and HE sector'. Head of the firm's international education and corporate governance practice Glynne Stanfield, who splits his time between London and Cambridge, draws on his experience of corporate and commercial law to support clients in the sector and is a recognised leader in the field of education mergers. He acted for Capella Education Company in the sale of Arden University. He also assisted US-listed De Vry Inc. with the move of 1000 staff and students from their campus in St Maarten, which was affected by hurricane Irma, to a temporary campus at the University of Central Lancashire. This matter involved complex HR, student issues and immigration issues. Matthew Kelly and Geoffrey Mead are key partners in the firm's education employment practice. Kelly recently acted for Tresham College of Further and Higher Education in its merger with Bedford College, while Mead supported Cambridge Regional College in its merger with Huntingdon Regional College to create a new FE institution.

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London: Private client

Charities and not-for-profit

Within: Charities and not-for-profit

Glynne Stanfield  heads the charity team at Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP  and Paul Pugh  heads the third sector services team. The team in the last year has acted for over 250 charities and has particular expertise in advising research institutions and grant makers on various matters such as governance, international giving, social investments and tax. It recently advised the Royal Society of Chemistry on its benevolent fund and on the powers of the trustee in relation to the fund. Turning Point, South Downs National Trust and Royal College of General Practitioners are other major clients. It also acts for Dementia Research Institute, Further Education Trust for Leadership and Dewsbury Endowed Schools Foundation.

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London: Public sector

Education: institutions

Within: Education: institutions

The 'good all-round team' at Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP advises a range of educational institutions including universities and educational bodies on matters ranging from setting up overseas establishments to the merger of schools. Its comprehensive expertise spans high-level policy advice, in addition to advisory and disputes matters. It acted for a number of further education colleges on their extensive work participating in the national Strategic Area Review and also acted for the Association of Colleges and Havering Sixth Form College on a judicial review challenge to the decision of the Department for Education to approve a new sixth form college at a school in the Borough of Havering. Key team members include Glynne Stanfield, Alison Oldfield and Nicola Bennison. Simon Chamberlain specialises in property-related matters, and Ben Wood handles employment and governance. With a 'national reputation', Diane Gilhooley is the well-known head of the firm’s national and international education sector group.

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West Midlands: Public sector

Education

Within: Education

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP is led by Diane Gilhooley , who is particularly strong on employment and governance matters. Glynne Stanfield  is an expert in education mergers and recently advised a 6th form college in Hampshire on its conversion to academy status. Nicola Bennison  is an expert in student-related issues and assisted the National College for High Speed Rail with procurement, pensions, governance and staffing issues, relating to the client’s new mobilisation programme. Mark Taylor was made partner in 2017, and advises on corporate, commercial and governance issues. Recent work highlights of his include advising Nottingham College on the financing behind its new build project in Nottingham City Centre.

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