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Schools and Education Solicitors

We understand how educational institutions work and we currently act for a number of independent schools. Our Education Law Solicitors 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.

Education and School Legal Advice

Our Schools and Education team are here to support your institution with a variety of matters including, but not limited to, the following.

Staff Issues

Navigating the complexities of staff-related matters is crucial for the smooth operation of any educational institution. Our team specialises in:

  • Drafting contracts of employment for both teaching and non-teaching staff.
  • Implementing disciplinary and grievance procedures effectively.
  • Resolving conflicts between Head teachers and Boards of Governors.
  • Providing representation at Employment Tribunals when necessary.

School Policies

We understand the importance of having robust policies in place to ensure a fair and compliant educational environment. Our services include:

  • Advising on a full range of school policies, including parent contracts.
  • Handling parent complaints with sensitivity and legal expertise.
  • Assisting with the recovery of outstanding school fees.

Academy Status Conversion

For schools considering the transition to Academy Status, we are well-equipped to provide expert advice and undertake all legal work involved in the conversion process. We guide schools through the intricate steps, ensuring a seamless transition with minimal disruption.

Contact our Schools and Education Solicitors

If you are seeking dedicated and experienced Education Law Solicitors to address your school's legal needs or if you are an individual seeking legal guidance within the education sector, contact one of our Schools and Education Solicitors in our  AndoverRomseySalisbury, Totton and Witney offices by completing our Contact Form, using the following telephone numbers or email