Dai Durbridge, Partner, Browne Jacobson
Dai specialises in advising schools and academies on all pastoral education issues, including admissions, exclusions, parental complaints, use of force and searching pupils. A recognised safeguarding expert, he regularly supports schools on complex safeguarding issues including handling disclosures of abuse, managing allegations against staff and parental consent. As well as advising schools on day-to-day issues, Dai provides training for schools on relevant legal and practical issues, and devises and presents practical workshops and case studies.
Mark Blois, Head of Education, Browne Jacobson
Mark heads up our education team and has more than 20 years’ experience as an education lawyer. He is recommended as a leader in his field in Chambers UK and Legal 500 – accolades that have been upheld for over 10 years. Mark regularly speaks at conferences across the country and has contributed to over 100 papers, articles and book chapters. His expertise spans across all areas of education law including admissions, exclusions, SEN, disability and equality, information management and governance.