Why choose us

The team support educational establishments of all types, such as academies, multi-academy trusts, independent and authority maintained schools. Schools, their leadership teams and governors need experienced legal advisers who understand the complexities and sensitivities of schools, and here's why:

We're legally qualified employment experts: the education team are highly regarded as experts in their field by those who work in education. This means that whatever the problem or issue you may have, we will have more than likely already have dealt with something similar and will be able to offer you a considered approach and solution.

When you need help, we're available: it doesn't matter how good they are if you can't get hold of someone to ask for help when you need it. This is particularly the case in HR as matters move so quickly. We guarantee that you'll be able to speak to a member of the education team the same day - a quick response time is at the core of what we do.

We give correct and consistent advice: your school will be allocated a solicitor who'll be your main point of contact. This ensures consistency and quality of advice.

We work with all sizes and types of schools: from small local authority maintained primary schools all the way through to large secondary schools, academies, multi-academy trusts and independent schools. The education team will get to understand your school and how the leadership team and governors want to work. Our experience of working with a myriad of schools means we understand educational issues and how best to resolve them and support you through the process.

We could save you money: regardless of the package you choose, it's like "having a solicitor in your office". Price wise, we're highly competitive when compared with the majority of local authority's and HR consultants.

We reduce the risks of getting an employment claim: by working with you, ensuring that processes are followed correctly and all parties, such as trade unions, are communicated with appropriately and effectively, we help you substantially reduce the risk of a claim.

We have a long-serving team: most of our employment law solicitors trained with the firm and qualified into the employment department. This has created a loyal and dedicated team of education specialists. We are passionate about building strong relationships with our clients and the stability of our team enables us to achieve that. A close knit team that communicates well makes it easier for us to cover each other's clients when the need arises. We provide a personal and consistent service.

We get excellent results: where other advisors tell you what you can't do, we listen to you, get to understand the problem and what it is you'd like to achieve and then give you choices and options that will get you there in the most effective and legally compliant way.

You’re very welcome to speak with our clients before you work with us as many are happy to provide a reference - please let us know if this is required. In the meantime, click here to see some client testimonials.

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