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Julia is a partner specialising in education, particularly academy conversions and she heads up the Exeter education team. Before joining Browne Jacobson, Julia was head of the education team at Foot Anstey and a real estate lawyer. She has worked with schools, academies, maintained and independent schools as well as further and higher education institutions, on a wide variety of issues.

Julia has a property background and has a particular interest in income generation from school assets. She has particular expertise in advising schools transferring to academy and trust status, and has acted for a substantial number of schools in this regard.

Julia was a chair of governors for a Devon secondary school (now a member of a large trust following merger) and has previously been a governor at a further education college. Julia has experience of advising on the full range of the academy programme including standalone convertors, sponsored convertors, creating new academy groups whether through multi-academy trusts or alternative structures and acquisitions and mergers of multi academy trusts. Julia has delivered training to the NAHT, co-operative schools and academies, school business associations, governor associations and dioceses on a wide variety of educational matters and has also co-presented with accountants and other professional advisors to schools and academies.

Julia has established a CEO forum for leading multi-academy trusts in the South West to provide support, networking and training opportunities to the leaders in education.


Trained Bond Pearce LLP; qualified 1999 into the commercial property team; joined Foot Anstey as associate 2007-11 and made partner in 2011; joined Browne Jacobson LLP January 2013 as partner.


University of Newcastle upon Tyne (BA combined Hons English & History); University of Plymouth (Diploma in Law); University of Exeter (LPC); City College Plymouth (Preparing to Teach in the Life Long Sector).

Lawyer Rankings

South West > Public sector > Education

(Leading individuals)

Julia GreenBrowne Jacobson LLP

The ‘reliable and up-to-date‘ education team at Browne Jacobson LLP advises the whole gamut of sector organisations, with a particular focus on higher education institutions. Practice head Julia Green sports a ‘great wealth of experience, excellent judgement’ and a specialisation in academy conversions. Bettina Rigg, who is regularly consulted for equality, diversity as well as inclusion and discrimination claims,  is praised for her ‘practical‘ advice and ‘strategic approach’. Academy projects, governance, and student related matters are handled by senior associate Victoria Hatton.

London > Public sector > Education: schools

(Leading individuals)

Julia GreenBrowne 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.