Eversheds is one of the largest law practices in the world. It continually adapts to new demands and business pressures. They provide quality, innovation and consistency in legal service delivery around the globe from 67 offices in 34 countries. In the UK, they advise a wide variety of industry sectors including further education. Their aim in this sector is to ensure that senior leaders fully understand the legal frameworks within which colleges operate and help them through the decision-making process.

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What we are doing together

Eversheds and Collab Group work together on initiatives to share insight and best practice relating to legal and financial issues facing colleges. We have created forums around topics ranging from accessing finance and funding streams to post-merger integration.

We have hosted joint discussion events and webinars to present a legal perspective on some of the challenges facing the further education sector. This has included discussions around the use of service companies, solvency and governance and the commercialisation of colleges.


Eversheds offers a wide range of services in a variety of sectors, in the further education sector they specifically offer:


Advisory services

Advise colleges about structural changes like mergers, area-based review processes and their conversion .


Litigation and dispute management

Lead investigations and court work to resolve disputes .


Governance management

management of relationships with senior postholder and dealing with charity law.


Commercial advice

Advice colleges about commercial contracts, procurement and outsourcing.