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Education Legal Services from Scott-Moncrieff & Associates Ltd

The School Education Sector

Scott-Moncrieff has launched an Education Unit comprised of our specialist consultants who together can provide a comprehensive range of legal services to the schools’ sector. Our service is directed for the benefit of:

  • Schools still operating in the maintained schools sector continuing alone as such, or linking up with other schools in informal collaborations, or more formal hard federations
  • Schools which wish, or are being forced to convert to academies but seeking control over this and assistance as to whether to strike out independently and go it alone, or join an already formed multi academy trust company (a ‘MAT’)
  • Academy trust companies – single school or MAT
  • Local authorities, or indeed law firms set up by them from their own legal departments, but where expertise therein might need to be supplemented from time to time, legal capacity increased/enhanced in some way
  • Diocesan Boards of Education, or other education and/or charity bodies requiring legal services, or such services to be supplemented from time to time, legal capacity increased/enhanced in some way
  • Independent schools (those in the independent schools’ sector, although academies can also be categorised as independent schools)

BUT all for the benefit of the education sector and not in a way which ever seeks to put a school’s governing body at odds with its land owner (local authority in the case of a community school) site trustees (in relation to any voluntary or foundation school) or, in relation to any school with a religious designation, its religious authority

Contact our team today to find out more.

Education Legal Services from Scott-Moncrieff

Our specialist services in the education sector include:

  • Employment and HR
  • Child protection and safeguarding
  • Pupil discipline
  • Freedom of information
  • Equality Act and human rights issues
  • Data protection, GDPR etc
  • Governance
  • Contracts (including Funding Agreements) and procurement
  • Charity law requirements
  • Land issues
  • Land issues in particular in relation to school sites held by charity trustees in the case of voluntary and foundation schools – including statutory transfers; also, independent schools of course. In this area we recognise a particular responsibility to safeguard the interests of site trustees, ensure reverter is avoided, trusts are not inappropriately modified, school relocations don’t jeopardise site trusts etc
  • Capital projects (under the full range of capital programmes available in the state sector, including PFI, and otherwise in relation to schools in the independent sector

Costs

We offer a range of competitive rates and fixed fee packages so please call today for a quotation or cost estimate.

Contact our Education Lawyers

To find out more about our Education Legal Services, get in touch with our team on 0207 841 1099 or complete our online contact form.

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