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Glynne Stanfield

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Glynne is a partner and read law at Jesus College, Oxford. He heads Eversheds Corporate and International Education practice.

Higher Education

He advised on the merger to create the University of Manchester; incorporations of the Universities of Cumbria, Roehampton, University of South Wales, and led on the first tripartite university merger to form the University of Wales Trinity St David

He advised on the setting up of the QAA and OIA. He acts for the Russell Group for which Eversheds LLP is company secretary.

He advised Apollo Global on its takeover of BPP. He advised the University of Law on the structure which permitted its sale and recently acted for GUS in buying it from Montagu.

He acted for Hult in their recent strategic alliance with Ashridge Business School.

He recently acted on the setting up of both The Alan Turing Institute and The Crick Institute.


He had advised on many campuses including Newcastle University medical one in Malaysia theirs in Singapore, City University in Dubai and UCL in Australia and Abu Dhabi.

He acts for many private education companies including PE firms.

He was asked by David Willetts, then Universities Secretary, to provide non-political input into the most recent White Paper on HE reform.

He has written governance papers for the UUK, 157 Group and for The Leadership Foundation.

Further Education

He has advised a number of FE colleges in sponsoring academies.

He has advised on many FE mergers (including the demerger of K College) and federations (including Kingston/Carshalton and Warwickshire/South Leicestershire)

He is recognised as a leading lawyer in the UK legal directories "Legal 500" and "Chambers".

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East Anglia: Private client

Charities and not-for-profit

Within: Charities and not-for-profit

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP has a national charity practice that includes key members in its Cambridge office. Glynne Stanfield works in both Cambridge and London and is a key adviser in the charity and not-for-profit sector on matters including complex charity and governance issues, joint ventures and mergers. The firm expanded its range of expertise in East Anglia with the recruitment of associate Helen Teague from Macfarlanes LLP and senior associate and education sector specialist Martyn Robinson from Hewitsons. Another name to note is rising star Stephen O’Reilly.

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East Anglia: Public sector


Within: Leading individuals

Glynne Stanfield - Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

Within: Education

Nationally, Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP has one of the largest education sector practices in the UK and its Cambridge office houses substantial expertise. It handles employment, student, charity law, disputes, real estate, corporate and commercial, intellectual property, health and safety, constitutional and regulatory matters for HE and FE colleges, schools, academies and private education institutions. Education and corporate governance expert Glynne Stanfield and real estate specialist Clare Whitaker are the lead partners. Matthew Kelly is a key partner in the firm's education employment practice. Also recommended are Stephen O’Reilly for charity law and senior associate Martyn Robinson who joined from Hewitsons.

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London: Private client

Charities and not-for-profit

Within: Charities and not-for-profit

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP acts for over 250 charities. It has particular expertise in advising clients in the education, health, regeneration, mental health and grant-giving sectors. Glynne Stanfield and Paul Pugh are key members of the team that has significant expertise in advising research institutions and grant makers on issues ranging from governance, international giving, social investments and tax. Legal director Stephen O’Reilly is another name to note for his work on diverse matters such as the release of permanent endowment restrictions through to payments to trustees.

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London: Public sector

Education: institutions

Within: Education: institutions

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP is renowned for its work for higher education institutions, advising its large corporate client base on the full spectrum of employment and regulatory issues, mergers, and overseas establishments. The 'superb' Diane Gilhooley leads the multi-disciplinary national education team, which includes Leeds-based Ben Woods; Glynne Stanfield, who heads the corporate governance team; and Christopher Mordue, who handles contentious employment matters and dismissal claims. The group has also been involved with topical issues surrounding #MeToo in the education landscape and has provided advice on internal processes.

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Education: schools

Within: Education: schools

The education practice at Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP has considerable experience in the academies sector and is renowned for acting as a 'one-stop-shop' for all of the legal needs of schools. Jointly overseen by Ben Wood and Diane Gilhooley, the team has sector strengths in commercial property (where Charlotte Tanikal is particularly active), corporate law and regulatory matters, enabling it to handle complex restructurings, mergers and conversions. The team also handles judicial review proceedings and the management of social media issues such as defamation. Other team members include Glynne Stanfield, who leads the international education practice area; employment lawyer Nicola Bennison, who leads the national student team; and Helen Cairns. The corporate education practice has been strengthened with the appointment of Jon Baskerville to the partnership.

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