Mark Blois


Mark is a Partner and Head of the Education team at Browne Jacobson, a leading national education law firm. Mark personally has over twenty years’ experience as an education lawyer and has been recommended as a Leader in his field in the industry bibles ‘Chambers UK’ and ‘Legal 500’ for more than fifteen years. ‘Chambers UK’ has dubbed him “an industry leader” and includes him as one of only three lawyers ranked in Band One nationally for recommended education lawyers. ‘Legal 500’ has described him as “exceptional”. He was named Lawyer of the Year at the Nottinghamshire Law Society Awards in 2012 and designated a National Leader of Governance by the NCTL in 2015.

He has previously served as a member of the Regional Council of the Learning and Skills Council, as a Director of the National Governors' Association and on the Board of a 157 Group FE College. For the last six years Mark has been the Chair of the L.E.A.D Academy Trust, a large multi-academy trust in the Midlands. He is a Trustee of NASEN and also a Non-Executive Legal Advisor to the National SEND Forum.

He regularly speaks at national conferences including those of the Association of School & College Leaders, National Association of Head teachers, Institute of School Business leadership, National Governance Association and the Freedom and Autonomy for Schools - National Association.

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Local Government

Year Qualified



University of York, University College London


Law Society, Education Law Association