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Legal expertise for your school or academy

Wrigleys has advised on over 950 academy projects for both primary and secondary schools across all school categories. We act for numerous multi academy trusts including some of the most high profile and many who are growing.

Unlike many law firms we work with MATs in establishing their offering, their ways of working and their unique approach to leading school governance and school improvement. We do not merely do a conversion project and then disappear.

We also advise free schools, foundation schools, trust schools, faith schools, and teaching school alliances.

How can Wrigleys Solicitors advise your school or academy?

Our expert services include the following:

Academy conversions

  • Single & multi academy trusts
  • Trust schools and foundation schools
  • PFI, PSBP & BSF
  • Church schools & faith schools
  • Free schools
  • Fixed prices to ensure you have budget certainty

Academy transfers

  • Sponsored and voluntary transfers.
  • Fixed prices and discounts for multiple transfers.

Legal support

  • Employment law & HR
  • Academy governance
  • School improvement SLAs
  • Contracts / SLAs and procurement rules
  • Land & buildings
  • Collaborations
  • Charity law
  • Company law
  • Pensions law

School expansion advice

  • Collaborations & partnerships
  • Trading companies
  • Teaching Schools
  • Academy Trust to Academy Trust transfers
  • Expansion projects, change of category, acquisition of a trust and other prescribed changes

Tailored training

  • Breakfast and twilight sessions for governors & staff
  • Regular events covering education, governance, regulatory, HR and commercial issues

You may find the following articles helpful:

Related article by education partner Chris Billington  Related article by education consultant Graham Shaw

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 ‘Over the years, they have demonstrated a thorough understanding of issues discussed and developed a key understanding of establishment dynamics. They are also very approachable, friendly and overall would rate their support as outstanding.’

Legal 500 (2024) 


 "The firm continue to demonstrate the depth and breath of knowledge required to advise us and have the necessary resources available to deal with the ever changing educational sector."

Chambers and Partners (2024)

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Chris Billington

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Sue King

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Leeds

Tim Wrigley View Biography

Tim Wrigley

Direct Line: 0113 204 5743

Partner
Leeds

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