In-depth knowledge is crucial to our education offering. MacRoberts strives not only to fully understand how the unique Scottish sector operates, but also what our client’s role in the sector is, and how we can assist them. We understand the importance of student satisfaction and also building profile for your institution. We know the challenges you face, and we have cultivated years of legal knowledge and practical application to assist you in tackling them.
We want to build partnerships with organisations working in education, to allow us to fully advise clients of the legal matters affecting their operation over a period of time. MacRoberts don’t want to just assist you with a one off transaction, but act as your trusted legal advisor in strategic development. Building long-lasting relationships is something that MacRoberts excels in, and we believe this allows us to produce better results for our clients.
The education sector in Scotland is well-established and distinctive. With world-class universities, colleges, and schools, the sector has its own set of identifiable legal challenges. MacRoberts’ lawyers are highly regarded as trusted education sector specialists and can help your institution meet any difficulties you face with confidence and vigour.
As a result of the Scottish Government’s power to legislate, the education sector is fluid and ever changing. You need an agile partner with the ability to be reactive when changes happen, and MacRoberts’ lawyers have been praised time and time again for their responsiveness and up-to-date sector knowledge.
MacRoberts’ expert Education team can act as your partner in success, supporting your objectives through practical legal advice.
Our education clients have always looked to us to provide them not only with legal advice, but with innovative strategies for prosperity. We understand that students will always be at the heart of everything our clients do, and so we will always put their needs at the front of our service.
Katy leads the Education team with over 15 years of experience in working with educational institutions.
Katy specialises in employment, but has a particular interest and understanding of the challenges facing the education sector, particularly in relation to funding.
Katy has worked for universities, FE Colleges, independent schools, local authority education departments and government/NDPB Education bodies, advising widely on issues from senior management exits, discipline, grievance, equal pay, avoiding discrimination, mergers and TUPE transfers, trade union relations, collective bargaining, restructuring and redundancy.
Duncan is accredited by The Law Society of Scotland as a Specialist in Public Procurement Law. He advises on social impacts and helps to promote social enterprise, having spent eight years on the Board of Social Enterprise Scotland (2009-17).
Much of his work is focused on the Public Sector and includes advising Government, local authorities and other public bodies on a range of matters, such as the procurement of schools and law reform.
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The team is ‘excellent with regard to expertise and they provide a superb level of service’.
They are very professional and are always seeking opportunities to support us.
They are extremely user-friendly and very responsive.
They are very good at the practical side and seeking a resolution instead of just giving legal advice. They are responsive to our needs.
They are knowledgeable, very approachable and provide practical interpretations of the law.
I was impressed by their thorough approach and knowledge, both tactical and substantive.
Renowned education offering acting for a range of universities and colleges, with considerable experience in procurement, finance and construction. Particularly adept at dealing with mergers, TUPE and collective bargaining issues.
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