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Sheffield: 0114 267 5588


Since advising on one of the first academy conversions under the Academies Act 2010, Wrigleys has advised on over 600 academy projects for both primary and secondary schools across all current school structures and continues to advise over 200 schools.

Please see the menu opposite for further information on outline services including:

Legal Support

  • Fixed prices for single & multi-academy model conversions.
  • Chains, federations & umbrella trusts.
  • PSBP, PFI & BSF.
  • Church Schools & Free Schools.

Post-conversion legal support (including SLAs)

  • Employment law & HR.
  • Academy governance.
  • Charity law.
  • Company law.
  • Pensions law.
  • General contracts.
  • Land & buildings.

School Expansion Advice

  • Collaborations & partnerships.
  • Trading companies.
  • Teaching Schools.
  • Academy mergers.
  • New schools, federations & 'all throughs'.

Tailored Training

  • Twilight sessions for governors & staff.
  • Regular events covering governance, regulatory, HR and commercial issues.

Academy Conversion & Free Schools

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Chris Billington


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Elizabeth Wilson


Meet the team

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Chris Billington


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Elizabeth Wilson


The pitfalls of employee relocation

With Brexit talk particularly in banking, of moving staff, employers need to realise that relocating employees is not straightforward legally

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Salary Sacrifice Update

Can independent schools keep their school fee salary sacrifice schemes in place?

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Court rules against a challenge to inheritance in the Ilott case

The Supreme Court has today handed down their judgment in the case Ilott v The Blue Cross and Others (previous incarnations known as Ilott v Mitson)

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Breakfast Briefing - 25 April 2017

Date: 25 Apr 2017

Venue: Radisson Blu, Leeds

Speaker: Dr John McMullen, Partner at Wrigleys Solicitors

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Charity Tax Group Regional Meeting

Date: 04 May 2017

Venue: Radisson Blu Hotel, The Light, Leeds

Speaker: CTG’s Chairman and Technical Adviser

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Schools Breakfast Club - 9th May 2017

Date: 09 May 2017

Venue: Wrigleys Solicitors, 19 Cookridge Street, Leeds, LS2 3AG

Speaker: TBC

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