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 2024 Guide

The Legal 500 Rising Star 2024

The Legal 500 Next Generation Partner 2024

The Legal 500 Leading Individual 2024

The Legal 500 Hall of Fame 2024

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Out of the blue SH received a letter from the Pensions Regulator advising them that an escalating penalty for failure to deal with a compliance notice was accruing at the rate of £2,500 per day.

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New code puts complaint handling in the spotlight

he updated Housing Ombudsman’s (HO) Complaint Handling Code (the New Code) will become a statutory requirement on 1 April 2024 and will bring a significant step change for registered providers (RPs).

Monday 25 March 2024

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Anthony Collins appoints returning partner as new head of funding

Specialist law firm Anthony Collins (AC) has appointed a new head of funding, returning partner, Jon Coane. Jon brings with him over 25 years of experience as a social impact […]

Wednesday 13 March 2024

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Latest webinars and podcasts

PODCAST: 12.07% holiday accrual is back… But not for everyone!

In the podcast we will outline the new Working Time Regulations legislation in detail, noting when the provisions coming into force, whilst also providing practical examples and guidance for employers across all sectors.

Friday 1 December 2023

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Renters Reform Bill webinar – June 2023

The Renters Reform Bill proposes a seismic change to housing management practices, abolishing assured shorthold tenancies and 21 notices entirely and making changes relating to rent increases, pets, possession grounds and more.

Friday 18 August 2023

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16Apr12:00 — 13:30

WEBINAR: Charities Act 2022: Changes in force from 7 March 2024

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23Apr10:00 — 12:00

WEBINAR: A workplace for all – what does that look like in health and social care?

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6Jun09:30 — 12:30

TRAINING SESSION: Mock CVP Employment Tribunal training

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26Jun12:00 — 15:00

Housing 2024 – Drinks reception – Wednesday 26 June

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