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Dedicated legal support for academies post conversion

Once schools have converted to academies our service doesn’t stop. At Wrigleys we aim to provide a smooth transition by helping with the day to day legal activities of the academy. 

We strive to provide a long term relationship with all our academies so we can offer continuous legal support and advice after the conversion process.

Education Response

We offer a fixed price helpline covering a wide range of legal issues faced by academy trusts, including governance, company law, charity law, contracts, property, and issues concerning pupils and parents.

Please see our Education Response brochure for further details.

Wrigleys Education Response

HR Response

We offer a fixed price helpline covering employment law and HR issues. Your HR Response Helpline subscription includes access to an online library of amendable HR templates, letters, contracts and policies.  

Please see our Employment Law Services brochure for further details.

Areas of Legal Support

The list of areas that we cover includes:

  • Charity and School Governance

    • Appointment and removal of Trustees, Governors and Members
    • Companies Acts compliance, including Company Secretary requirements
    • Dealing with Regulators
    • School reorganisation
    • Academy conversion and post conversion support
  • Employment and HR

    • Collaborative and partnership working
    • Lotteries, gaming and other fundraising
    • Grant agreements
    • Teaching Schools
    • Trading companies
    • SLAs
  • Property

    • Acquisitions or disposals of land and buildings
    • Advice on development potential and compliance requirements
    • Leases, shared use and user agreements
    • BSF, PFI
    • Charity law and Academy Funding Agreement compliance issues
  • Education and Safeguarding

    • Admissions, exclusions and appeals
    • Special educational needs
    • Safeguarding
    • Health & Safety and Risk Management
    • Freedom of Information and Data Protection
    • Claims against the school including personal injury or failure to educate

For further information please refer to the Downloads tab at the top of the page where you can find our collection of free, downloadable brochures.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

'It is not just a transaction to Wrigleys; their strength is in the after-care'

Business Manager from a South Yorkshire Academy


 ‘Experience to date has confirmed that Wrigley’s team continue to maintain their understanding of an ever-changing educational landscape. Their support on both educational HR and more generic legal matters has been extremely beneficial. The advice given is always comprehensive, having listened and discussed salient issues.’

Legal 500 (2024)


'Wrigleys engage with complex and sophisticated cases and provide excellent support backed up with detailed plans of action.'

 Chambers and Partners (2024)

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Chris Billington

Direct Line: 0113 204 5734

Partner
Leeds

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Sue King

Direct Line: 0113 204 5708

Partner
Leeds

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Tim Wrigley

Direct Line: 0113 204 5743

Partner
Leeds

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