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Job Reference: AS1109

Associate/Senior Associate - Education

  • Location: Cambridge
  • Position: Associate/Senior Associate - Education
  • Type: Permanent, full-time
  • Team contact: Millie Martin

Job Description

Associate/Senior Associate - Education, 3+ PQE with Competitive salary + Benefits - Cambridge.

An opportunity for an experienced Solicitor or Barister to join a market leading team in Higher Education, who are at the forefront of developments in the law in this sector.

The Education team are involved in test cases, applying new legislation to the Education sector, developing new governance and collaborative arrangements.

The work is varied, interesting and intellectually stimulating where you will work alongside the Head of Education & Governance, and other members of the Regulatory, Public Law and Commercial Disputes reams across multiple offices.

You will gain valuable client exposure with a focus on advising clients in the Education sector, including universities, further education colleges, academies and other educational bodies on issues including safeguarding and immigration issues, equality and diversity issues, governance documents, policies and procedures, application of the freedom of information and data protection legislation, conducting litigation (including judicial review and civil claims).

You will be at least 3+years PQE (solicitor or barrister) with experience in conducting litigation. Experience of working in the education/public sector and a background in advsing onthe above areas would be an advantage but not essential, however appropriate relevant or similar experience will be helpful. Ideally you will also have some experience of Tier 4 of the immigration points based system, relating to students, marketing skills and advocacy.

You should have good drafting and IT skills and the ability to build and strengthen relationships with clients and potential clients. You will possess good research and negotiation skills and have excellent communication, interpersonal and team skills, including the ability to work with others, influence and persuade, together with drive and commitment.

“Without Errington Legal’s knowledge of the legal market and strong relationships with local firms, I would not have been able to secure the role that I did”. Solicitor.

For further information and a confidential discussion please contact millie.martin@erringtonlegal.co.uk

To apply call us on 01223 803814

Team Contact: Millie Martin

Millie has a legal background both educationally, studying the Graduate Diploma in Law and vocationally by working in various support roles from Legal Secretary to Paralegal. Therefore, Millie's previous experience allows for an easy transition of the skills and knowledge which she has developed in this time to recruiting within the legal sector.


The level of service which I received from Eleanor was consistently excellent. She took the time to fully understand my situation and to identify the options that would be most suitable for me. She has an excellent knowledge of the legal market in East Anglia and is highly astute. I have no hesitation in recommending Eleanor.
Paul - Corporate Solicitor , Cambridge


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