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Anderson Strathern

Education: Institutions

2 ranked lawyersBand 1ScotlandUK 2022 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Wide-ranging expertise in education law, including matters involving the Higher Education Governance Act and the Equality Act. Advises many of Scotland's leading universities and university associations on matters ranging from employment tribunals to immigration issues. Advises state and independent schools and FE colleges, and is one of the few specialist groups working in the Additional Support Needs Tribunal. Possesses additional experience representing regulatory bodies in safeguarding investigations and fitness to practise hearings.

Strengths

An interviewee notes: "The team is professional, knowledgeable and able to offer a vast array of services and advice in order to get the job done."

A client remarks: "They don't just say what the law says; they come up with a strategy when there isn't a straightforward answer and tell us all the risk options."

Work highlights

Advised the University of Strathclyde on the drafting and negotiation of construction contracts for its £2 million Advanced Forming Research Centre development.

Notable practitioners

Alun Thomas has a strong employment practice within the higher education sector. He has significant expertise in relation to whistle-blowing, discrimination and pensions disputes and frequently assists with mediations.
"Alun is highly regarded for student matters and disputes." "He is a very experienced employment lawyer."

Andrew Brown is a respected employment lawyer and part of Anderson Strathern's employment team. He regularly advises universities, colleges and schools on immigration, employment and discrimination issues.
"He is very knowledgeable, persistent and patient." "Andrew is extremely personable, practical and creative in identifying ways to progress during complex matters."

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Scotland

Education: Institutions


Alun Thomas
Band 1
Andrew Brown
Band 3