Browne Jacobson has recruited associate Richard Freeth, the former joint head of education at Anthony Collins, to its Birmingham office.
Mr Freeth has more than ten years advising schools, academies and local authorities on a range of legal issues including admissions, exclusions, special educational needs, safeguarding and school reorganisation issues and is ‘highly recommended’ by independent legal directory Legal 500.
He joins Browne Jacobson’s growing 25-strong education sector team which provides advice and support to more than 500 education providers on the full range of their legal issues.
Browne Jacobson’s clients include the Girl’s Day School Trust, the General Teaching Council for England, Greenwood Academies Trust and Oasis Community Learning.
Mark Blois, Head of Education at Browne Jacobson, commented: “Richard is a highly regarded education law specialist and his appointment is a coup for the team and our clients, both regionally and nationally. His experience will be invaluable in helping us to further strengthen our offering to the sector.”
Mr Freeth added: “I am delighted to be joining an ambitious education sector team that has an enviable reputation for the depth of its expertise, quality of work and commitment to client care.”