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Ben Collingwood

Partner

Ben Collingwood

I specialise in advising independent schools and other charities on wide ranging areas of education law, with particular focus on reputation issues, pastoral, safeguarding, historic abuse

allegations, exclusions, parent/pupil complaints, data protection, parent contracts, admissions and contentious and non-contentious employment/HR matters.

I have written and spoken widely on these areas, providing comment in The Times, The Guardian, The Lawyer and Law Society’s Gazette and at BSA, ISBA and AGBIS training events.

I am a member of the Institute of Directors (serving as the Surrey Branch Legal Ambassador), the Employment Lawyers’ Association and the Lawyers’ Christian Fellowship.

I live with my wife and three children in West Sussex where I serve as a school governor and a trustee of our local Parochial Church Council.