“Expert human resources advisers -superb. Strong in the independent sector too.”
Education is one of Blake Morgan's core areas of focus and our specialist lawyers provide a comprehensive range of legal services and support to education providers and individuals.
Our team draws together experience and skills from across the firm to provide pragmatic and commercial advice on:
In addition to the above areas of specialisation, we also regularly provide added value services such as secondments of staff, contributing to knowledge transfer (e.g. e-bulletins, guest lectures, contributions to legal text-books, entrepreneurial legal services and conference attendance and participation)
Our clients include:
|Oxford Colleges||Maintained schools|
|Further education colleges||Academies and multi-academy trusts|
|Independent schools||Student unions|
|Educational charities||Educational businesses|
Examples that highlight the Education team’s broad range of skills and experience include:
“They are very professional and extremely thorough. They are fantastically diligent in understanding the client needs, making sure they understand the brief so they can act accordingly. They are also very conscious of costs.”
“Advised a range of Oxford University colleges and the University of Reading, and also acts for schools on land acquisitions and disposals.”
“Always responsive and supportive. They find solutions in partnership with the school.”
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Measures announced today by the chancellor in this year's budget include the plan for all maintained schools in England to convert to academy status by 2020 or be committed to converting by 2022.
The widespread adoption of a new funding model for major infrastructure projects across the UK may have moved a step closer thanks to a key decision that has come to light.
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A new voluntary governance code for UK universities has been published by The Committee of University Chairs (CUC).
With more and more maintained schools converting to academy status, we have seen an increase in different forms of collaborative working, in particular groups of academies being run and/or sponsored by the same multi-academy trust company.
The Court of Appeal has decided whether it is fair to dismiss an employee who is on long term sick leave and how long they should be expected to wait for the employee to return.
On 6 July 2016, the Department for Business Innovation and Skills ("BIS") published consultation paper BIS/16/320 Developing an insolvency regime for the further education and sixth-from sector – consultation document ("BIS/16/320")
Welsh universities can commence longer term financial planning with some confidence, following the announcement that recommendations set out in the Diamond Review could come into effect as early as 2018/19.
Members of our Restructuring and Insolvency, Charities and Education, Built Environment and Property Litigation recently acted on a sale to rescue a well-established independent school from the brink of closure.
Examples of dispute management advice for educational establishments
Find out how we have advised Swansea University.