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Browne Jacobson LLP

VICTORIA SQUARE HOUSE, VICTORIA SQUARE, BIRMINGHAM, B2 4BU, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 0121 237 3900
Fax:
Fax 0121 236 1291
DX:
727740 BIRMINGHAM-62
Email:
Web:
www.brownejacobson.com

Richard Freeth

Tel:
Work 0121 237 3961
Email:
Web:
www.brownejacobson.com
Browne Jacobson LLP

Work Department

Business services: education

Position

Partner, Richard, has over 19 years’ experience in advising schools and local authorities on a wide range of education issues. His advice has covered both maintained and academy schools.  H

e leads the team’s pastoral/advisory practice and supports schools on a range of complex issues including advising on admission arrangements, objections to the school adjudicator and admission appeals; training and supporting schools on behaviour and exclusion issues, including clerking appeals and training IRP members; supporting schools on Equality Act issues including representing schools on claims arising from disability discrimination; advising on SEN issues including funding, admissions and the relationship with the local authority and dealing with complex parental and pupil issues, including complaints. 

In addition, Richard continues to work on academy transfers and conversions and has led on over 100 such projects.

Career

  • Anthony Collins – 2007 - 2011
  • Warwickshire County Council – 2003 - 2007
  • Hertfordshire County Council – 1998 - 2003

Member

  • Education Law Association

Education

  • Solicitor – admitted November 1999
  • Postgraduate Diploma - Legal Practice
  • LLB (Hons) - Law
  • MA - Disability Studies


London: Public sector

Education: schools

Within: Education: schools

Browne Jacobson LLP 'epitomises the saying "the whole is greater than the sum of its parts" and is simply exceptional' in its delivery of a diverse range of education expertise to its large client base. Led by Nottingham-based Mark Blois, the team is skilled in handling complex merger and restructuring matters, offering tailored and strategic advice to schools and academies, and representing clients in litigation proceedings. Core members of the team include the 'amazing' Julia Green; Nick MacKenzie, who is recommended for corporate and governance matters; Richard Freeth; and Adrian Shardlow.

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West Midlands: Public sector

Education

Within: Leading individuals

Richard Freeth - Browne Jacobson LLP

Within: Education

With exceptional strength in depth and broad legal expertise, Browne Jacobson LLP focuses on providing 'robust' advice to academies, schools and local authorities on property law, governance, data protection, school and student relationships and employment matters. Highly regarded Birmingham team head Nick MacKenzie is an 'absolute industry expert' on all education-related issues, while the 'highly experienced' Richard Freeth handles a wide range of contentious and non-contentious work, including admissions, exclusions, discrimination claims and judicial reviews. Helen Badger handles all employment-related matters.

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