Eversheds advises on Heart of Worcestershire College merger

Eversheds has advised North East Worcestershire College on its successful merger with Worcester College of Technology.

The newly named Heart of Worcestershire College has become one of the largest further-education colleges in the country, with approximately 10,000 full-time students and turnover of some £40m following its merger.

Eversheds advised the Joint Options Group of Governors from both colleges on the form and process of the merger and changes to governance of the merged college.

The law firm also advised North East Worcestershire College (NEW College) on the transfer of Worcester College of Technology (WCOT) into Heart of Worcestershire College and subsequent dissolution of WCOT. Harrison Clark Rickerbys advised Worcester College of Technology.

The Eversheds team included Nicola Bennison, Mark Taylor, Samsher Bhachu, Michael Loffler, Jane Southworth, James Ellis, Vanessa Challenger and Andrew Murray.