Forbes Solicitors

Forbes is a national force in the education sector. Our 'one-stop-shop' service is what differentiates us from our competitors.

Acting for over 450 educational establishments has taught us that schools and colleges face a challenging combination of financial pressures and government legislation, against the backdrop of their own internal pressures and the relentless pursuit of improvement and improved student
and pupil outcomes.

We understand schools. We know that school and college leaders and governors need responsive advice on a vast array of issues. Our dedicated Education Group have developed a comprehensive range of legal services and solutions focused specifically on the objectives of education establishments.

Our education clients tell us that they appreciate insightful, pragmatic and outcome-driven advice in plain English - and that's exactly what we deliver.

Building relationships from the outset is really important to the way we work, working with our clients rather than for them. We pride ourselves on our friendly and approachable style and strive to establish a good working rapport with our client base; becoming a key part of their team.

We are responsive, interested and proactive. Being immersed in the education sector we plot trends and spot opportunities so we can recommend training to address any recurring issues. Our objective is to upskill our clients so that they can confidently handle more themselves - and for when they need a second opinion, we're there as a virtual extension of their own team. We live and breathe ideas, improve and innovate, simply we don't just see ourselves as legal advisors but here to guide and add value to our clients' journeys.

Our education group is made up of specialist lawyers with extensive experience in dealing with all forms of the law, including:

  • Academy Conversions
  • Child Protection & Safeguarding
  • Commercial Contracts
  • Construction
  • Data Protection
  • Disputes
  • Trade Union Relations
  • Employment Law
  • Exclusions, Appeals & Admissions
  • Governance
  • Health & Safety
  • HR Services
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Pensions
  • Procurement

Latest Offers

Do you need advise on Strike Action?

Due to the current strike action in the Education sector and the demand for advice and support, our Education specialists are offering a package to schools & colleges.

At a discounted cost of £495 plus vat this package includes the following:

  • 2 hours of bespoke legal advice during the current strike period
  • Picketing factsheet
  • Managing cover factsheet
  • Do’s and don’ts quick guide
  • Preparing for strike action checklist
  • Additional legal advice over 2 hours can be provided at discounted Education rates

If you would like to get more information or enquire about our strike action package contact Ruth Rule-Mullen here:

Ruth Rule-Mullen, Partner and Head of Public Sector Employment


T: 07976 275555


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