01332 340 211


Educational leadership teams and governors need experienced legal advisers who understand the complexities and sensitivities of educational establishments.

We support educational establishments of all types, 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 your leadership team and governors work. Our experience means that we comprehensively understand educational issues, how best to resolve them and how to support you throughout the process.

We understand that your leadership team want to work with a law firm that embraces a forward-thinking approach to client engagement. We deliver this through giving you first class advice and clarity on costs and expectations.

Services for the education sector

  • EduCall: fixed cost support package
  • Acquisition and disposal of land
  • Leases and land transfers for academy conversions
  • Development projects
  • Funding arrangements and agreements
  • Landlord and Secretary of State consent guidance
  • Property portfolio consolidation
  • Support in leasing, purchasing, building or redeveloping facilities
  • Utility agreements
  • Academy conversions
  • 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



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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
SRA number: 509657

54, St. John Street
Tel: 01335 342 208
Fax: 01335 342 010
DX: 26834 Ashbourne
SRA number: 511804

Opening Times:
Our offices are open Monday to
Friday between 08:00 & 18:00

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