Capsticks work with educational institutions including universities, further education (FE) colleges, schools, nurseries and academies to take the strain off their management teams and advise on specialist issues in areas including commercial contracts, governance, estates and human resources. 
The climate for the education sector is turbulent and change is a constant feature. As well as issues around student fees, the changing academy landscape, Brexit and teaching quality, there’s more public scrutiny and regulatory pressure than ever. Reputations and relationships can be easily damaged. 
We understand the context in which education establishments work, whether through government or research funding, or student fees. We understand that decisions are not focused solely on profit but wider considerations linked to reputation, outcomes, statutory and professional regulation and safeguarding. 
Our teams offer comprehensive and cost-effective legal advice focussed on securing the most practical solutions to both routine and novel problems. We are down to earth and will never sit on the fence so that we can help institutions get the best possible value and advice, and keep reputations intact.

How can Capsticks help?

  • Commercial and contracts

    Whether your institution is looking to partner in a commercial project or collaborate with the public sector, we’re highly experienced at drawing up agreements that make the most of efficiency savings, shared services and joint working.

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  • Employment

    Our national employment law team of over 50 specialists has a wealth of practical experience across the whole public and third sector landscape, supporting clients with the ongoing change affecting the education and broader public sector. We use this experience to help you resolve issues quickly and cost effectively, managing reputational issues and questions of best practice along the way.

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  • Governance

    Whether in relation to statutory or contractual duties, our dedicated team of public law specialists advise in relation to all aspects of public, third sector and private governance arrangements.

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  • Real estate

    We support educational institutions on the full scope of real estate work including acquisitions, disposals, estates regularisation, planning, property disputes and routine property matters. A statement building or prestigious new facility can be a huge factor in attracting new students or in freeing up space for academy expansion. Our experience in real estate helps make sure you get the best value out of any deal, that projects run smoothly and that your interests are fully protected.

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