Andover: 01264 400 500 Salisbury: 01722 412 000

Schools & Education

We understand how educational institutions work and we currently act for a number of independent schools.  We have wide experience in the Education and Charity sectors, and this enables us to advise schools as to how they should develop best practice.  We maintain close relationships with the Heads and Bursars of our school clients, and this enables us to give advice which supports the individual school’s ethos and aims.

We have three Partners who are governors on separate educational boards.

I was delighted with all aspects of the support which we received from Chris Gwinn and Tim Crarer. They were confident and expert in a new and fast changing area of the law. They were able to answer all my questions, explaining difficult concepts in terms that I could readily understand. They quickly resolved the complex legal issues which resulted from the school’s long history. The whole process was smooth and hassle free, saving me enormous amounts of time and leaving me to concentrate on running the school. A pleasure to work with and highly professional

Steve Heal - Headmaster, Holy Trinity Church of England Academy

We advise and act for Head Teachers, Bursars and Boards of Governors of schools on the full range of education issues including:-

  • Staff issues, including:
    • Contracts of employment for teaching and non-teaching staff
    • Disciplinary and grievance procedures and their implementation
    • Resolving conflicts between Head teachers and Boards of Governors
    • Representation at Employment Tribunals when required
  • Advising as to the full range of school policies, including:
  • Advising and undertaking all legal work involved in the conversion to Academy Status

Department contacts:

Salisbury 01722 412 000

Andover 01264 400 500