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Trowers & Hamlins appointed to national free school, university technical college, and studio school

Trowers & Hamlins appointed to national free school, university technical college, and studio school programme

Trowers & Hamlins has been appointed by the Secretary of State for Education to provide all legal advisory services to the Education Funding Agency (EFA) for its national free school, university technical college, and studio school programme of building and refurbishing at least one hundred schools a year.

Trowers & Hamlins is primarily providing real estate and construction expertise. In addition, the firm will also provide general commercial, employment, and planning advice and assistance, as needed.  The firm has been appointed as one of two law firms to advise on the entirety of this national programme.

Real Estate partner Sangita Unadkat and Projects and Construction partner Assad Maqbool are leading on this appointment. 

Trowers & Hamlins' cross-departmental Education team consists of more than 40 lawyers who advise on the full range of school, higher and further education projects and services across the UK.  The team is currently advising on over 50 schools projects.