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Mark is a Partner and Head of the Education team with over twenty years’ experience as an education lawyer. He has been recommended as a Leader in his field in ‘Chambers UK’ and ‘Legal 500’ for more than fifteen years. He was named Lawyer of the Year at the Nottinghamshire Law Society Awards in 2012 and designated a National Leader of Governance by the National College of Teaching and Leadership in 2015.

Mark regularly speaks at national conferences including those of the Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL), National Association of Head teachers (NAHT), the Institute of School Business Leadership (ISBL), National Governance Association (NGA) and the National Association of Special Educational Needs and has been interviewed by BBC Panorama, Radio Four and Sky News.


Trained Browne Jacobson; qualified 1998; judicial assistant Court of Appeal 1998; partner Browne Jacobson LLP 2006.


  • NCTL designated National Leader of Governance (NLG)
  • Chair of LEAD multi-academy trust (9 strong primary  school academy group) – chair of governors


York University (BA Hons History and Philosophy 2(1)); University College, London (MA Law, Merit).

Lawyer Rankings

East Midlands > Public sector > Public sector

(Leading individuals)

Mark BloisBrowne Jacobson LLP

Browne Jacobson LLP ‘consistently provides reliable, sound advice and guidance in all legal matters’ across the spectrum of public sector matters. The ‘approachable and knowledgeable’ team has particular specialisations in the education sector where it acts for, among others, schools, higher education institutions, multi-academy trusts, charities, professional associations and government bodies, as well as healthcare where it acts for various NHS bodies in relation to policy, governance, regulation, inquests, clinical negligence, staffing and insurance matters. The local government team, headed by Peter Ware, is noted for its work in liability litigation – in particular in relation to social care matters. Mark Blois heads the education offering and Gerard Hanratty leads the health team, which includes Simon Tait and Leanne Wareham.

London > Public sector > Education: individuals

(Hall of Fame)

Mark BloisBrowne Jacobson LLP

London > Public sector > Education: institutions

(Hall of Fame)

Mark BloisBrowne Jacobson LLP

London > Public sector > Education: schools

(Hall of Fame)

Mark BloisBrowne Jacobson LLP

Browne Jacobson LLP handles a wide range of educational law matters, working with over 1,300 schools and academies across the UK. Mark Blois has more than 25 years of experience in education law; he leads the practice from the firm’s Nottingham base. Nick MacKenzie and Julia Green work together on an array of projects, including M&A and reorganisations. Charlotte Antoniou heads up the London-based education practice; she and senior associate Tom Briant-Evans both joined from Michelmores LLP during 2021.