Our Education specialists offer practical solutions to schools and further education establishments including independent, community/mainstream, foundation, special educational needs and faith schools, pupil referral units, academies and multi academy trusts, free schools, colleges, university technical colleges and universities.

What we can do for you

With a wealth of experience working with a variety of education providers, our team of specialists really understand the different issues clients face. This experience allows them to provide commercially sound advice to clients in this fast changing sector.

Converting to an academy

We have significant experience of advising all types of schools looking to convert to academy status or to form a multi academy trust. We can help in many ways: we can submit the application to convert to an academy and/or the application for a grant, help you set up and form a company, give advice about the academy's responsibilities as a company and the responsibilities of its directors, negotiate and draft the funding agreement and any commercial agreements, advise of any planning, development or construction issues and we can liaise directly with the Department for Education and give advice about employees and their transfer of employment.

Colleges and universities

Our lawyers act for universities and colleges and other similar institutions on a range of matters. Our expertise includes advising on real estate and asset management issues and the acquisition and disposal of leasehold and freehold properties. The team also advise on any related charity issues and on the formation of university technical colleges.

Who we are

If you can't find what you're looking for or would like to talk to us in more detail, please contact Jordan Glackin or Robin Creek, our education specialists. We'd love to hear from you!

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