Our education team advises schools, further and higher educational establishments, both in the public sector and private sector, in relation to all legal matters arising in the course of your operations.
We recognise that you may often require advice on several matters at the same time and across different areas, from staff contracts, employment disputes and student complaints through to data protection, commercial contracts, property and regulatory related matters.
We assemble a dynamic, multi-disciplinary team, led by your designated partner, who can act as, or work alongside, your in-house legal counsel. They will have a detailed picture of your overall affairs to coordinate all of our advice and to ensure that we adapt and respond according to your precise requirements.
We advise our educational establishment clients on property matters, employment, data protection and corporate governance. Recently, we advised a pubic school in relation to a clean technology project supported by UK government aid and dealt with investments in student accommodation.
Our team provide consistent and valued advice to education providers in relation to student and staff disciplinary issues as well as employment and contractor agreements. We help our clients with their internal staff handbooks covering issues such as bullying, discrimination and disciplinary procedures.
If you have an unresolved dispute with your employer or employee, we can take your claim to the Employment Tribunal or negotiate a settlement agreement and severance package.
Working with the Charity Commission we have set up a number of charities guiding clients through the registration and approval process. We are trustee to a number of charities including a prestigious London based ballet school. Some of our team are also on the Board of Governors of some private schools in and around the London area.
Our litigation and employment team frequently advise our educational clients on employment and other contract disputes including employment, governance and regulatory matters.
We often work alongside our clients to help them with their fund raising, including a Russian ballet school and Gift for Life. Our own team are active fund raisers for major charities including the British Heart Foundation and Cancer Research UK.