Pinsent Masons

Pinsent Masons is a multinational law firm with a reputation for delivering high-quality legal advice rooted in its deep understanding of the sectors and geographies in which our clients operate.


Our expertise is recognised globally. In recent years we have achieved more tier 1 rankings in The Legal 500 UK guide than any other firm, and been counted among the most innovative law firms in Europe and Asia Pacific by the Financial Times.  We are well known, as evidenced by our Stonewall rankings, for our approach to diversity & inclusion as well as being a founding member of the Mindful Business Charter with Barclays Bank plc.

Having worked with higher education providers for more than 20 years we have learnt to see things from our client’s point of view. Our commercial and bold approach has made us a top adviser, currently to more than 60 universities. We specialise in supporting transformational change, setting up branch campuses in other jurisdictions, private sector partnering for student accommodation, complex governance and constitutional advice, and digital transformation including IT and procurement. We also manage events of reputational crisis, handling potentially damaging incidents to minimise the impact of fraud, sexual violence and student protests. We help University clients needing help with a joint venture or collaboration agreement, seeking IP protection or addressing constitutional reform, dealing with regulatory obstacles or immigration and secondments, as well as acting for new entrants to the sector such as Dyson. 

Our team of more than 150 lawyers across Europe, Middle East and Asia Pacific has a wealth of expertise in the sector.


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Victoria Goddard - Partner

T: +44 113 294 5170

M: +44 7817 173 860



Edward Sunderland - Partner

T: +44 121 626 5772

M: +44 7881 617 774



Jane Boyd - Partner - Finance & Projects, Banking & Restructuring

M: +44 7810 815 273




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