THE education team at Worcestershire law firm Harrison Clark Rickerbys (HCR) has won a prestigious award.

HCR's team was recently named best legal advisor to education institutions against strong competition at the prestigious EducationInvestor Awards in London.

The awards, which recognise outstanding contributions to the education sector, bring together the leading companies in the sector.

They were presented at a dinner at the Hilton, Park Lane, last Wednesday.

In making the award, the judges said the “powerful testimonials made HCR truly stand out from the crowd”, and that the team's “passion for education shines through.”

The team focuses solely on education and includes specialists in corporate, charities, commercial, employment, immigration, real estate and regulatory law, and has strong links with the Independent Schools’ Bursars Association.

Partner and head of education Kristine Scott said: “This award recognises the fact we deliver great work every day, getting to the heart of a client’s needs and developing innovative solutions. I am, delighted that the team’s dedication and exceptional expertise has been acknowledged in this way.”