Specialist legal and commercial advice to help your school or trust to thrive.
Advice and support you can rely on
Ongoing changes in education and legislation only add to the everyday challenge of running a school or academy trust. We’re here to help by providing practical and commercial legal support for all schools, including academies, multi-academy trusts, free schools and independent schools. You’ll get sound advice from solicitors immersed in education, who’ll work with you to determine the best approach for you.
Whatever your challenge, we can help
Our education solicitors support hundreds of primary and secondary schools, academies and multi-academy trusts across the UK. You can turn to them for commercial advice on everything from regulatory issues to governance, corporate structures, property, employment and charity law. And with transparent pricing, you’ll know where you stand on costs.
Specialist advice when it matters most
As a headteacher, business manager, HR manager or governor, it’s reassuring to know you have a team of legal experts on hand with a deep understanding of the education sector. We can advise you on an ad hoc basis or create a package built around your needs. This could, for example, include our fixed-fee Just Teach service, which offers unlimited advice on HR and employment issues, preliminary advice on other legal matters as well as health & safety compliance support.
Training that addresses your needs
You’re welcome to join us at our regular forums and seminars for people in the education sector. They’ll help you keep up to date with legal changes that may affect you and enable you to meet other leaders in your field to share ideas. They focus on key concerns and provide clarity on matters such as the complexities of disciplinaries, redundancies and common HR issues. We also provide in-house training for your school
leadership and governance team on subjects such as governance, parental complaints, suspensions/exclusions and the SEN code of practice.
Find out more – Essential training for your school
What our clients say
How we can support you
- Academy conversions
- Admissions and exclusions
- Charity law
- Commercial agreements
- Contracts and procurement
- Construction and development
- Corporate governance and company secretarial
- Data protection
- Debt recovery
- Employment Law and HR
- Freedom of information requests
- Funding agreements and financial issues
- Land issues, shared use arrangements and transfers
- Parental and other complaints
- Privacy notices
- Project management
- Special educational needs
- Social media
- Subject access requests
- Training for governors and the senior leadership team