We are a nationally recognised education law firm with legal experts who are trusted by schools, academies, education providers and dioceses across the country. 

We believe education is of fundamental importance for human flourishing and the common good. Our clients tell us that the service they receive from us is unique. We believe this comes directly from our commitment to the purpose of our firm: to improve lives, communities and society. 

Our goal within the education sector is not to maximise profit, but to become the leading national adviser partnering with individuals, organisations and policy-makers, to build a strong, more connected society.

Our dedicated team offers academy conversion services and annual legal support packages on a highly competitive fixed-fee basis, as well as general education law, employment and HR, and governance advice that’s always tailored to the needs of your organisation.

Quite simply, we believe that the combination of our values and our expertise makes a significant difference.

Having Anthony Collins Solicitors as our legal advisers benefits TKAT in so many ways. Their education law team provide us with responsive, expert advice across the range of our Trust’s activities, from procurement, contracts, GDPR and employment, to admissions, child protection, land issues and anything else we might need. ACS have a strong social conscience: they do what is right. They understand our business and always respond quickly with pragmatic advice tailored to our needs. Quite simply, we trust ACS and we take action on their advice with confidence. 

Belinda Clack, Director of Business Development, The Kemnal Academies Trust (TKAT)

 The quality of service we received was outstanding. A highly professional, yet personal service. I would highly recommend Anthony Collins Solicitors to any educational institution. 

Mark Heuston, Executive Principal, South Newscastle Trust.

 Anthony Collins Solicitors has become part of our extended family, with support and service of the highest quality being offered to us and our schools and value-for-money and excellence at the heart. 

Canon Linda Wainscot, Diocesan Director of Education, Coventry Diocese.

Find out more about the services we provide to dioceses, schools, multi-academy trusts and academies…

Multi-academy trusts (MATs)

Helping you when forming or joining a multi-academy trust…

Academy conversion

A market-leading, fixed-rate academy conversion service.

Due diligence

We’ve have created a due diligence checklist to help…

School collaboration

Helping educational providers explore formal collaboration.

Construction and capital projects

Guiding educational organisations through the legal process.

School leadership and governance

Supporting schools with developing governance arrangements.

Data protection and information sharing

Offering pragmatic advice and data audits.

Commercial contracts

Advice on creating business contracts with suppliers or…

Income generation

Advising educational organisations on trading and income…

Land and buildings

Clear, pragmatic advice on land and buildings legal issues.


Advice on resolving employment and pension issues for…

Education Pension Advice

Legal pension advice for professionals within the Education…

Local Government Pension Scheme: LGPS Funds

Help funds to navigate a wide range of challenging…

Local Government Pension Scheme: Employers

The Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) provides…


We have been recognised for the work we do

Outstanding Individual Supporter – CBIT Diamond Awards

Family Law Firm of the Year: Midlands and Wales 2021

Anthony Collins Solicitors wins independent law firm of the year

Chambers and Partners Ranking 2022

The Legal 500 Leading Individuals 2022

Appeal against pension regulator fine

We helped a client where there had been a failure to pay over pension contributions.

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Latest news

Anthony Collins Solicitors expands Church of England Diocesan Registrar work with new appointment

Kirsty Duxbury, a lawyer at national social purpose law firm Anthony Collins Solicitors (ACS) and Deputy Registrar of the Diocese of Blackburn, has been appointed as Diocesan Registrar of the Diocese of Worcester.

Monday 25 July 2022

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Anthony Collins Solicitors completes merger with specialist practice Jobling Gowler

Social purpose law firm Anthony Collins Solicitors (ACS) has merged with Cheshire-based specialist private client practice Jobling Gowler.

Friday 1 July 2022

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Latest webinars and podcasts

PODCAST: Harpur holiday pay – judgment published

In this podcast, you will listen to Libby Hubbard and Anna Dabek providing a brief summary of the impact of the judgment in the case of Harpur Trust v Brazel.

Friday 29 July 2022

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PODCAST: Episode 4 – Hidden disability awareness: Mental health – A colleague’s experience with counselling

In this podcast, Puja Desai interviews Kimberley Foster and discusses her experience with counselling. This is a really helpful podcast for anyone who has thought about counselling.

Monday 13 June 2022

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1Jan10:00 — 11:00

WEBINAR: Planning your IT procurement strategy

1Jan10:00 — 12:00

WEBINAR: Bucking the great resignation

Sector Lead

Chris Whittington

Head of education

Head of the education team