Academies

The landscape for education providers has changed rapidly over the past ten years. Our education law team, led by Annette Wood, can provide advice to schools, academies, universities and colleges on a range of legal issues.  We work alongside educational institutions to provide them with the advice they need quickly and cost-effectively.

Common Issues

When schools convert to academies they will need to take advice on:

  • charity law
  • contract law
  • corporate law
  • employment law
  • property law

After conversion, points may arise about a range of issues including the terms and conditions of transferring employees. But all educational establishments will, from time to time, need to take advice on employment related matters. Equally schools and universities will enter into contractual relationships with goods and service providers, contractors undertaking building projects and buy and sell real estate. Our team members are available to offer you valuable advice that you can rely on.

Keeping Our Clients Up-to-date

We are alive to the law that affects education providers. We write regular articles updating institutions on legislative and policy changes that will impact on them.  Our team is able to use this information to assist schools and universities in strategising for both short-term and long-term objectives.

Dispute Resolution Experts

We are a market leader in the area of advising schools and universities who are being challenged in court by the parent of a child who attended their institution. Our knowledge in this area of law is well-recognised and Annette has a reputation as an expert in this field.

We always attempt to settle cases before they reach the courtroom, and are highly experienced in negotiation. However, if litigation becomes inevitable, we have well-established relationships with leading Counsel in this field and will provide robust representation as cost-effectively as possible.

To find out how we can help your educational institution, please contact us on 01522 512123 (Lincoln) or 01636 673743 (Newark).