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

Employment law meeting in a further eductation college

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.


“During the years of working with Catherine Mitchell, I have found her unique approach to finding ways of resolving seemingly intractable problems and disputes to be exactly what I need in order to achieve great outcomes for our college.”

Maureen Debbage, Vice Principal, New College Swindon