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Wrigleys Solicitors' specialist advice for independent schools

Wrigleys is one of the few specialist firms of solicitors that concentrates on the legal affairs of charities, including independent schools and other educational organisations.

Solicitors experienced in working with independent schools

Our clients include preparatory and senior schools for whom we apply our experience of the independent schools sector in areas including:

  • Land & buildings (including tenancies for staff accommodation);
  • Financing (including bond issues, trading, fund raising, gifts, legacies);
  • Charity law and governance; and
  • Employment law, HR and pensions law.

Teachers’ Pension Scheme (TPS) and other pensions matters

Our pensions team at Wrigleys can assist you with:

  • Advice in respect of TPS, including general employee/member queries such as ill health retirement
  • Advice on participation in TPS and the criteria and process for exiting the TPS (and what scheme to replace it with)
  • Advice on other public sector schemes your school may be participating in, including the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS)
  • Advice on exiting the LGPS and managing any exit debts
  • General pensions queries including in respect of auto-enrolment and TUPE/restructuring

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‘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)


‘a very knowledgeable team of lawyers.’

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)

 

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Leeds

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