01332 340 211


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
  • 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

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.



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What do our clients say about us?

The Kingsmead School in Derby
In the short time that we have been with Flint Bishop, the service we have received has been professional, efficient, timely and effective. We have ...


Allestree Woodlands Derby
The service has proved most cost-effective to support our HR needs, where necessary. The staff are friendly and the response to our needs is outstanding, ...


St Giles
We have really appreciated the friendly approach provided by Rob and the team at Flint Bishop.They take the time to understand how issues affect our ...


Murray Park School
Murray Park School has found Flint Bishop’s HR advice to be very flexible and supportive in all situations and the unlimited support package has been ...


Deb BaconBurton Co-operative Learning Trust
As a Trust, we have worked with Flint Bishop using a range of their services. This has included HR advice and support, family law advice, ...


Jo HarrisonThe de Ferrers Trust
I have used Flint Bishop for employment law support for a number of years in the private sector. In 2013, I moved to the education ...


Cecilia EmerySaint Robert Lawrence Academy Trust
Their employment law solicitors are experts in their field, accessible at all times, knowledgeable and they provide practical, no-nonsense advice.


Stephen TaylorWoodlands School
In my view, their expertise in the Education Sector is second to none and I would thoroughly recommend their services.


Helen BuckleyThe Kingsmead School
In a matter of weeks, Flint Bishop had resolved quite a difficult outstanding case. It really helped to have one main point of contact.


Gail DayShelton Junior School
The service we have received from Flint Bishop has been excellent and tailored to the schools' specific needs.



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If you have received a letter from our Debt Recovery team, please refer to the contact details provided in the letter to ensure your enquiry is dealt with promptly by the correct member of our team.

For all other enquiries, please complete the form below.

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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