The Academies programme has fundamentally changed schools and education provision in England and Wales. It affects every school in the country and all schools must carefully consider their options. Nelsons can give you impartial and specialist, expert advice.
- Schools are converting to Academies at a rapid rate
- Many Maintained Schools are looking to become Academies, but the process can feel daunting; the need for consultation, company formation and transfer of staff contracts, let alone Admissions and the day to day running of the school.
- You need a team that can handle all of the issues; right from the initial conversion process, through to opening the doors on day one of the new Academy and then beyond.
- Our aim is to become an integral part of your team.
By instructing a specialist team of lawyers, at a fixed price, you can be certain that you will receive excellent service at every step of the way.
Education Law Specialists
Our Education Team is led by specialist Education Law Solicitor John Walker who has substantial experience of working with Local Authorities and schools. John previously worked in-house for Leicestershire County Council, advising schools and the Authority about all areas of Education law and school issues which has given him an extensive knowledge of the sector. John also has nationwide experience of dealing with the School Admissions and Appeals process.
Working alongside John are solicitors who specialise in all of the related conversion and post conversion legal disciplines covering Employment, Corporate, Commerce and Technology and Commercial Property.
We are able to provide fixed fees for our Conversion services and for many of the legal support services once a school has achieved Academy status.
We also offer a range of forums, seminars and training courses to make sure you stay ahead of the ever changing game. Sign up for our free monthly newsletter which includes case law updates, topical education news and perhaps even something to make you smile.
For further information on our Education Law service for schools and Academies, please contact John Walker.