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Graham Shaw

Email: graham.shaw@wrigleys.co.uk

Telephone: 0113 204 1138

Office: Leeds

Department: Education

Position: Consultant

Areas of practice:

Graham is one of the country’s foremost legal authorities in the education sector having advised in this field since 1999. He was also one of the first lawyers in the country to advise on the academies programme following its launch by the Labour government in 2002. Since then he has advised extensively on sponsored and school converter academies across all phases and types of provision including primary, secondary, all-through, special, alternative and hospital provision, Church academies, co-operative academies, schemes with PFI and/or BSF arrangements and Multi Academy Trusts (“MATs”). He has also advised extensively on academy transfers between MATs, the conversion of Single Academy Trusts (“SATs”) into MATs and the merger of SATs and MATs.

Graham’s experience also spans an extensive range of MATs including for any combination of primary, secondary, special, alternative and hospital provision, Church and non-Church academies where he has advised on their academy conversions and transfers and their operational and strategic requirements.

Graham also advises maintained schools and individual academies on their legal requirements and has advised on free schools, studio schools, schools PFI and university student accommodation, having also advised universities, further education and sixth form colleges and independent schools.

Graham has written the following articles:

What can academy trusts do to further support pupils, parents/carers and communities during the cost-of-living crisis? Trust Quality Descriptions published for sector feedback

 
 
 
 
 

Testimonials:

"Graham Shaw was excellent." (Legal 500) 

"Graham always gives us his support, wisdom and attention." (Chambers and Partners)

"He is very knowledgeable, offering high-quality support." (Chambers and Partners)

 
 
 
 
 
 

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