Education providers face a raft of new challenges as the environment in which they operate becomes increasingly complex.

As funding becomes more critical across the sector, there are pressures to find alternative methods to meet financial needs. Competition to attract the best students and to provide them with an education that produces the best results is always on the increase. Alongside all this, there is a raft of regulatory matters with which the sector must comply.

St John’s College, CambridgeWe find our education clients value a collaborative approach where we can get to know you and provide advice on legal matters within the context of your organisation’s aims and circumstances.

Our Education Team is made up of legal specialists who have experience of working with a wide variety of education providers. We support independent schools, schools converting to Foundation Trusts and Academies, the Colleges of Cambridge University, sixth form colleges and private and publicly funded centres for academic research.

Elizabeth Deyong acts for the Colleges of Cambridge University, private sixth form colleges, Foundation Trusts and Academies. Elizabeth’s area of legal expertise is in property development and she has advised on all matters relating to operational premises and development projects including the development of new student accommodation.


Elizabeth Deyong

Elizabeth Deyong Head of Commercial Property

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Sophie Harriman

Sophie Harriman Commercial Property Solicitor

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Lucy Harrison

Lucy Harrison Commercial Property Solicitor

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