Mr Tom Briant-Evans > Browne Jacobson LLP > Manchester, England > Lawyer Profile

Browne Jacobson LLP
3rd Floor, No.1 Spinningfields
1 Hardman square, Spinningfields
M3 3EB


Tom is an Education specialist and is primarily concerned with the Academy sector with a particular focus on corporate and commercial legal advice.

Tom has extensive experience in advising Trusts on conversions, mergers and transfers and has managed a number of very high profile and complex re-brokerages on behalf of distressed Trusts.

Through his involvement as a trustee of a multi academy trust Tom has developed a keen interest in governance and regularly advises Trusts on related issues such as articles of association, schemes of delegation and funding agreements.

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North West > Public sector > Education

The team at Browne Jacobson LLP in Manchester offers education clients a broad skillset, covering governance issues, strategic advice, employment matters and everyday safeguarding issues. Special educational needs is also a growing area of their work. Innovative solutions tailored to client’s needs include an education specific free-access platform containing advice, guidance and model documents to deal with challenges brought on by the pandemic. Practice head Dai Durbridge is a highly regarded education expert with specialisms in safeguarding and data protection while Ian Deakin is an experienced employment lawyer. Tom Briant-Evans joined as senior associate in March 2021 from Michelmores LLP bringing in a wealth of expertise on multi-academy trusts governance.

London > Public sector > Education: schools

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.