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

Chambers UK 2023 Guide

The Legal 500 Hall of Fame 2023

The Legal 500 Rising Star 2023

The Legal 500 Leading Individual 2023

The Legal 500 Next Generation Partner 2023

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 launches 50th anniversary Social Impact Report

Anthony Collins (AC) reveals the scale and impact of its social purpose-driven legal work with the publication of its annual Social Impact Report.

Tuesday 14 February 2023

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Anthony Collins Solicitors appointed to advise one of the UK’s largest pension schemes

Anthony Collins Solicitors has been appointed to the National Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) Legal Services framework.

Thursday 19 January 2023

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Latest webinars and podcasts

PODCAST: ‘Without prejudice’ unpacked

In this podcast, Katherine Sinclair and Libby Hubbard provide practical advice on how to ensure you protect certain conversations.

Tuesday 31 January 2023

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WEBINAR: Holiday entitlement for part-year employees – Harpur Trust v Brazel

In this webinar, Anna Dabek and Libby Hubbard provide key information that can enable you to review your holiday pay arrangements.

Monday 7 November 2022

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1Jan10:00 — 12:00

WEBINAR: Employment in health and social care 2023 – Tackling TUPE head-on!

1Jan10:00 — 11:30

WEBINAR: Annual service charge update 2023

1Jan10:00 — 13:00

VIRTUAL EVENT: Academy company secretary workshop 2023

Sector Lead

Chris Whittington

Head of education

Head of the education team