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Gary Attle

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Mills & Reeve LLP

Work Department

Regulatory, public law and commercial disputes group.

Position

Head of education and governance. Gary leads the firm’s national practice in the higher education sector, which advises on all areas where universities need legal advice, ranging from spin outs to student accommodation developments to international joint ventures. His own specialist area relates to governance and student issues. Gary’s recent work involves advising universities on allegations of research misconduct, the student-university legal relationship, the regulatory framework for higher education, defamation and freedom of speech. Many of his matters have an international element to them.

Career

Trained Mills & Reeve; developed specialist practice in the law relating to higher education, advising on several test cases and policy matters; partner 1999. Director, Higher Education Academy. Publications: Education Case Reports; consultant editor to Farrington and Palfreyman’s ‘Law of Higher Education’ (2006).

Member

Education Law Association.

Education

Westbourne High School, Ipswich; Lincoln College, Oxford University (1989 Jurisprudence First Class; finals prize for contract law). Harvard Business School (leading professional firms program).

Leisure

Cycling, tennis, family, reading, the arts and sciences.


East Anglia: Public sector

Education

Within: Leading individuals

Gary Attle - Mills & Reeve LLP

Within: Education

At Mills & Reeve LLP, Gary Attle is head of the firm's national education practice group with a special focus on clients in London, Cambridge and the south east. HE legislation, governance, equality law, public and administrative law, freedom of information, data protection, litigation and liability issues are all covered. Head of projects and construction Raith Pickup is a leading light for student accommodation projects and Andrew Wood is a key partner for projects and finance in the HE sector. Employment specialist Nicola Brown and charity law expert Sarah Seed are also recommended.

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London: Public sector

Education: individuals

Within: Leading individuals

Gary Attle - Mills & Reeve LLP

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Education: institutions

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Gary Attle - Mills & Reeve LLP

Within: Education: institutions

The multi-disciplinary team at Mills & Reeve LLP has 'unrivalled expertise in higher education' and is led by the 'strikingly good' Gary Attle. The team is handling highly complex and often high-value matters related to freedom of speech, counter-terrorism and academic freedom, among other issues, for an impressive roster of clients, which includes Russell Group institutions. Richard Sykes, who splits his time between Birmingham and Manchester, leads the specialist education team and has particular expertise in data protection legislation. Among the other core members of the group are Sarah Seed, who is recommended for her expertise in working with charitable bodies; employment lawyers Nick Abbott and Nicola Brown; and real estate lawyer Christian Bull, who advises higher education bodies on property matters.

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Education: schools

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Gary Attle - Mills & Reeve LLP

Within: Education: schools

Mills & Reeve LLP's national education practice is led by sector specialist Gary Attle and handles a substantial range of matters. The core team - which also includes head of academies Stuart Pemble, Christian Bull, Jonathan Greenwood and employment lawyer Nick Abbott - has advised on high-value and cross-border issues such as development projects, complex discrimination cases and establishing overseas institutions.

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