What can Gary do for you?

Gary leads the national education sector practice at Mills & Reeve. He advises higher education and research institutions on a range of public, private and charity law matters, including:

  • governance and constitutional issues;
  • legislation and policy issues;
  • freedom of speech;
  • freedom of information, data protection and privacy law;
  • equality and human rights;
  • student matters;
  • civil claims and judicial review.

Supporting your ambitions

Gary has over 25 years experience as a Solicitor in private practice of advising universities, colleges and research institutions on their legal issues and has acted in test cases in the courts and tribunals throughout his career.

He was invited to give evidence to the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights as part of its inquiry into Freedom of Speech in Universities. The JCHR published its report and guidance in 2018 which sets out the legal and constitutional framework in this important area.

He has contributed to textbooks, law reports and policy papers relating to the law of higher education.

What do others say?

"Highly personable and responsive" higher education expert Gary Attle heads the firm's national education sector practice and is "exceptional in every respect - strategic, far-sighted and extremely accomplished."

"Clients say: "He really understands us and is very proactive in thinking about what we might need from the firm."

Legal 500 (2018)

What else should you know?

Gary values the opportunities which education and learning can open up for people from all backgrounds and parts of society. 

He has supported and championed the work of IntoUniversity for many years. IntoUniversity is a charity which seeks to support young people from disadvantaged backgrounds to aspire to go to university or to achieve other opportunities.

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