01332 340 211

Education

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

Insights

 

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
Read more.
Employment law for the education sector: Start of 2017/18 academic year
We have been busy preparing some toolkits ready for the new academic year which we think you will find useful when handling grievances or recruiting apprentices. Download the
Read more.

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Derby Head Office:
St. Michael’s Court
St. Michael’s Lane
Derby
DE1 3HQ
Tel: 01332 340 211
Fax: 01332 207 601
DX: 729320 Derby 24

Ashbourne:
54, St. John Street
Ashbourne
Derbyshire
DE6 1GH
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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