The further education sector is under constant pressure. Many challenges are people-related and require expert employment law advice. At Mitchell Law, we are highly experienced in employment law for FE colleges, and are known for delivering on the sector’s most critical projects.

Make employment law work harder

We provide practical, responsive, solution-focused advice and support across a complete range of employment law issues. Some of our recent projects include:

  • Advising two FE colleges post-merger on significant revisions to staff terms and conditions, and handling negotiations with unions
  • Devising and implementing a new absence policy and procedure; enabling robust management of absence; and delivering significant cost savings, all as part of an efficiency gains project
  • Providing full employment-law support in the acquisition of a new campus from another provider, including advising on TUPE implications for existing staff
  • Assisting with major revisions to staff contracts and dealing with protracted negotiations with unions
  • Planning and implementing a major restructuring and redundancy exercise
  • Advising on union opposition to a job evaluation scheme

Read on to find out more about why people choose Mitchell Law. Or, to discuss how our employment law services can help your FE college, simply get in touch.


“Catherine and her team have become trusted advisors who are without fail highly responsive, supportive and most importantly, proactive. Mitchell Law’s understanding of the needs of our organisation is unparalleled, and the team’s expertise in the FE sector instils absolute confidence.”

Andrea Greer, Vice Principal, Weston College