Education

Our Education specialists act for several local education institutions. Our solicitors spend time getting to know you to understand how your organisation works so that we can deliver the tailored support you need to help you achieve your objections.

Our Education Team has a wealth of specific experience in the sector with a number of our solicitors sitting as governors at local schools. The ability to draw on expertise from across the firm, the team is able to provide comprehensive advice in the following areas:

  • Drafting contracts of employment and various other policies
  • Dealing with disciplinaries and grievance situations
  • Restructuring
  • Academy conversions
  • Defending discrimination claims (relating to both physical and mental impairments)
  • Advising on challenges to suspensions, exclusions and admissions decisions
  • Advice on documentation and procedures (admissions policies, appeals policies etc.) that can help to ward off claims
  • Debt collection – we have extensive experience of recovering fees for schools
  • Joint ventures and consortiums
  • Mergers 
  • Property matters and construction projects
  • Charity and trust issues
  • Health and safety
  • Commercial contracts
  • Intellectual Property protection – and spin out vehicles
  • Multi Academy Trusts
  • Governance.