Academies

A key player in the education sector, we are proud to be the preferred legal provider to over 200 schools across the country, advising them across the full spectrum of education law. We have also supported over 100 schools to achieve academy status, and within this remit we provide them with a full range of legal services, including assisting with the formation of multi-academy trusts.

Trusted experts

With more than 20 years’ experience in the education sector, our specialist lawyers are passionate about education and understand the legal challenges that face schools who wish to convert to an academy and beyond. Many members of the team act as school governors, which gives us a unique vantage point and allows us to bring more than legal know-how to the table.

If you’re thinking of forming a multi-academy trust, we’ll guide you from the early stages of consideration through to formation, and we will continue to support you as you grow. Whether you need us simply to offer pragmatic, accessible advice, or to be hands-on with presentations to your leadership teams and governing bodies, we’ll take the time to understand your vision for your school and commit to helping you achieve it.

How can we help you?

Passion with Personality

Our goal is always to build positive working relationships, acting as an extension of your team to translate complex legal issues into plain English and deliver practical solutions. In fact, we’re so easy to work with that we’re recognised in legal directories such as Chambers and Partners and the Legal 500, not only for our sector expertise, but for our ability to cut through jargon and pepper our professionalism with a personable approach.

Our services span the full spectrum of legal support for academies:

  • Educational issues
  • Pastoral care
  • Safeguarding
  • Regulation
  • Compliance
  • Charity
  • Governance
  • Corporate
  • Due diligence
  • Commercial
  • Litigation
  • Health and safety
  • Construction
  • Property
  • Planning
  • International
  • Employment and Immigration

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