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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.

Bundle Packages

A range of discounted bundle packages are available to help you budget for your legal spend at a level that suits your school. The bundles start from as little as £80 per month

Please contact us for further information and to discuss your requirements.

Education Response

Bundle packages include an employment law and HR subscription service that provides a helpline service and online document library on arange of plan options.

Please click here for further details.

Wrigleys Education Response

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


 ‘They ensure that clients are made fully aware of all legal options and risks facing them, and provide excellent advice on the best way to proceed.’

‘The firm is very efficient and provides thorough and timely advice.’

Chambers and Partners (2022)


‘Wrigleys have a diverse and knowledgeable team that covers all areas of law pertinent for education and therefore acts as a ‘one-stop’ shop. The team is also proactive with their advice, often thinking several steps ahead to prevent future issues. Finally, Wrigleys provide value for money and a flexible billing approach.’

Legal 500 (2022)

 

 

 

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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

Tim Wrigley View Biography

Tim Wrigley

Direct Line: 0113 204 5743

Partner
Leeds

Meet the team

14 Jun 2022

Senior pensions lawyer, Helen Woodford, joins Wrigleys

Helen Woodford has joined the Pensions team on a permanent basis, following her recent involvement with the firm in a consultancy role.

08 Jun 2022

Private client consultant solicitor, Antonia Moore, joins Wrigleys’ Leeds office

We are delighted to welcome Antonia Moore to our Leeds office.

07 Jun 2022

Holly Marshall qualifies

Holly Marshall has been offered a permanent role with Wrigleys Solicitors following her successful training contract.