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We support educational establishments of all types, such as academies, multi-academy trusts, independent and authority maintained schools. Schools, their leadership teams and governors need experienced legal advisers who understand the complexities and sensitivities of schools. Here are some good reasons to choose Flint Bishop as your employment law solicitors:

We are legally qualified employment experts: the education team are highly regarded as experts in their field by those who work in education. This means that whatever problem or issue you may have, we will have more than likely already have dealt with something similar and will be able to offer you a considered approach and solution.

When you need help, we are available: we guarantee that you’ll be able to speak to a member of the education team the same day – a quick response time is at the core of what we do.

We give correct and consistent advice: your school will be allocated a solicitor who will be your main point of contact. This ensures consistency and quality of advice.

We work with all sizes and types of schools: from small local authority maintained primary schools all the way through to large secondary schools, academies, multi-academy trusts and independent schools. The education team will get to understand your school and how the leadership team and governors want to work. Our experience of working with a myriad of schools means we understand educational issues and how best to resolve them and support you through the process.

We could save you money: regardless of the package you choose, it’s like “having a solicitor in your office”. We are highly competitive when compared with the majority of local authorities and HR consultants.

We reduce the risks of getting an employment claim: by working with you, ensuring that processes are followed correctly and all parties, such as trade unions, are communicated with appropriately and effectively, we help you substantially reduce the risk of a claim.

We have a long-serving team: most of our employment law solicitors trained with the firm and qualified into the employment department. This has created a loyal and dedicated team of education specialists. We are passionate about building strong relationships with our clients and the stability of our team enables us to achieve that. A close-knit team that communicates well makes it easier for us to cover each other’s clients when the need arises. We provide a personal and consistent service.

We get excellent results: where other advisers tell you what you cannot do, we will first listen to you to understand the problem and what it is you would like to achieve. We will then provide you with choices and options that will achieve your requirements in the most effective and legally compliant way.

You are very welcome to speak with our clients before you work with us as many are happy to provide a reference. Please let us know if this is required. In the meantime, click here to see some client testimonials.


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Derby Head Office:
St. Michael’s Court
St. Michael’s Lane
Tel: 01332 340 211
Fax: 01332 207 601
DX: 729320 Derby 24

54, St. John Street
Tel: 01335 342 208
Fax: 01335 342 010
DX: 26834 Ashbourne

Opening Times:
Our offices are open Monday to
Friday between 8:00am & 6:00pm

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