Comprehensive advice and legal support for the education sector.
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.
We work with all sizes and types of schools, from small local authority-maintained primary schools through to large secondary schools, academies, multi-academy trusts and independent schools. We will get to understand your school and how the leadership team and governors 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 understand that school leaders want a firm that embraces a forward-thinking approach to client engagement through the advice it gives and the service it provides.
Our clients want a great service with excellent advice and they want to be certain of costs, especially as budgets are tight. With this in mind, we have developed a pricing solution tailored to suit your schools’ needs and level of use.
Services for the education sector
Acquisition and disposal of land
Leases and land transfers for academy conversions
Funding arrangements and agreements
Landlord and Secretary of State consent guidance
Property portfolio consolidation
Support in leasing, purchasing, building or redeveloping facilities
HR and employment support for educational establishments
Data protection in educational establishments
Special educational needs and the equality act
Dealing with exclusion
Governance guidance for educational establishments
Contracts: Legal advice on drafting, reviewing, interpreting and negotiating contracts
We believe in
Simple and straightforward: We provide honest, straightforward and accountable advice. The service we provide and the language we use will be easy to understand.
Being part of your team: Your solicitor will be seen as an extension of your current leadership team. You will benefit from a team that combines its talents and expertise to work together where required to ensure that you receive the best advice.
Strong client relationships: Your solicitor will get to know your school and how the leadership team and governors want to work. This ensures we can give the best advice and a proactive service designed to exceed your expectations.
Delivering a great experience: Our team have a positive approach to the problems that you face and will always try to ensure that a number of solutions are provided to the matter you have raised.
Facility time reporting
In April 2017, new regulations regarding the publishing of information about the time that is taken off by union officials under certain circumstances came in