Eversheds is one of the largest law practices in the world. It continually adapts to new demands and business pressures. They provide quality, innovation and consistency in legal service delivery around the globe from 67 offices in 34 countries. In the UK, they advise a wide variety of industry sectors including further education. Their aim in this sector is to ensure that senior leaders fully understand the legal frameworks within which colleges operate and help them through the decision-making process.

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What we are doing together

Eversheds and Collab Group work together on initiatives to share insight and best practice relating to legal and financial issues facing colleges. We have created forums around topics ranging from accessing finance and funding streams to post-merger integration.

We have hosted joint discussion events and webinars to present a legal perspective on some of the challenges facing the further education sector. This has included discussions around the use of service companies, solvency and governance and the commercialisation of colleges.


Eversheds offers a wide range of services in a variety of sectors, in the further education sector they specifically offer:


Advisory services

Advise colleges about structural changes like mergers, area-based review processes and their conversion .


Litigation and dispute management

Lead investigations and court work to resolve disputes .


Governance management

management of relationships with senior postholder and dealing with charity law.


Commercial advice

Advice colleges about commercial contracts, procurement and outsourcing.

Latest News & Publications


Colleges supporting economic recovery report

Check out our report on how colleges can support economic recovery efforts.


State of the Sector Report

Collab Group and Halpin Partnership have launched a brand-new report on the “state of the further education sector.” The report is based on an analysis of focus interviews conducted with 25 Principals and Chief Executives across UK Further Education colleges.


Collab Group Announces Bradford College as New Member

We are delighted to annoucne Bradford College as the newest Collab Group member


Collab Group Statement on National Lockdown and 2021 exams

Collab Group Statement on National Lockdown and 2021 exams


a collab group position paper on the further education white paper

Find out more about the Collab Group position paper on the anticpated White Paper for further education colleges.


Further Education in 2020 a Prospectus for change

Collab Group has produced a series of policy recommendations that we think should inform the direction of future government spending within the further education sector.