A leading provider of legal and HR advice to schools, academies and higher educational establishments.
Multi-disciplined lawyers from across our firm work together to provide a specialist team that understand the challenges that education organisations face and we pride ourselves on our expertise in this sector.
How we can help
We understand the complex interplay of education law and best practice, providing practical, commercial advice in a straightforward and approachable way. Our team of experts work collaboratively to support schools, colleges, universities, academies and MATs and span areas of expertise such as property, human resources, corporate, commercial and regulatory. We can advise on a range of topics including:
- Aiding the smooth transition from national school to academy or free school
- The development of new educational premises or expansion and refurbishment projects
- Helping schools and academies to comply with data protection laws
- The structure of educational governing boards and the compliance of these
- School admissions and appeal process such as appeals against child exclusion
- Support with complaints from ensuring a comprehensive complaints procedure is set up and followed and advice on related issues such as child safeguarding, bullying or special educational needs
- Procurement agreements and disputes
- Issues relating to areas of the school premises that may be leased or confined to covenants or shared use
- All legal aspects of employing, managing and exiting of educational and operational staff
Recognition of our expertise
Brachers is proud of the specialist expertise we have built in the education sector and are privileged to have supported many different educational establishments through times of change, innovation and opportunity.
We have been ranked in the top tier of leading legal directory The Legal 500 for our work in the public sector.
We are also one of very few firms who are appointed to supply employment and HR services to schools in London and the south east through our 2buy2 accreditation. The accreditation process assesses our ability to provide legal support that reaches a high standard of quality and expertise and recognises our specialist commitment and knowledge.
Why choose Brachers to support your educational organisation?
We take the time to get to know your establishment, working in collaboration, which in turn enables us to provide you with strategic and effective tactics suitable to your organisation. Working closely together, we can advise, train and guide you through complex legal matters. We deliver added-value solutions that will help protect your establishment and support your needs so that you can focus on your primary objective; education. As a Brachers client, you will have access to our free forums, seminars and training courses, which are suitable for business managers, bursars, trustees, governors and Senior Leaders and deliver valuable information and practical solutions to make sure you stay ahead of changes in your sector.
Many of our education team are also school governors, giving us in-depth sector knowledge which enables us to deliver enhanced legal support that meets our clients needs. This also means we have a detailed understanding of the specific challenges that educational establishments face on the ground, as well as appreciating the key role of governance and challenges that governors can face, knowledge that informs our work and enables us to deliver more valuable legal and business advice.
Hear from our client Five Acre Wood School about why they work with us in this short video.
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