Mills & Reeve LLP

Education: Institutions (Higher & Further Education) Department

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What the team is known for Market leader in further and higher education, advising clients on significant legal and policy developments. Broad range of expertise which takes in disputes, intellectual property, finance and student accommodation projects. At the forefront of major developments in the sector, including data protection and pension issues. Acts for a diverse body of clients, including universities, specialist institutes and FE colleges.

Strengths Interviewees say: "The team is knowledgeable and really takes ownership of the client’s issues."

Work highlights Assisted the University of Exeter with governance and contractual issues in relation to intellectual property generated during student research and development.

Notable practitioners

Gary Attle
is held in high regard for his expertise in a range of issues affecting higher education institutions. He regularly assists with complex governance, data protection and regulatory compliance matters.
"He stands out due to the breadth of his education knowledge."

Richard Sykes
advises university clients on a range of issues. He is regularly sought out to provide advice on sensitive student issues, as well as data protection and governance matters.
"His advice is clear, practical and tailored to us as an organisation."