This service is for all schools and academies.
What the service provides
If a legal problem arises from the running of your school we will assist you with it.
Typically, the type of matters we advise on are:
- Child protection and parental rights
- Dealing with difficult parents (banning letters)
- Pupil discipline
- Property issues
- Contract advice/disputes.
This list is not exhaustive. It is hard to predict what may crop up but, whatever the nature of your query, we will do what we can to help you.
Please note that advice on certain specific areas of law is excluded from this package. Employment law (for example) is only available by buying our .
Expenses such as court and barristers' fees are also excluded.
In the unlikely event that you require more than 15 hours’ advice during the year, we can offer you a competitive hourly rate to provide further advice to you.
Full terms on request.
Benefits for your school
We have a team of solicitors and legal officers with a wealth of experience in a wide variety of areas. We understand the issues schools face and we know the law surrounding them. We deliver a high quality service, quickly and effectively, with practical advice to get the best possible outcome for your school. Our specialist lawyers are experienced in advising professionals who work with children who are subject to child protection plans; where there are pending care proceedings and in respect of children who enter local authority care. We can offer advice to schools where staff are required to give evidence in care proceedings and, subject to further discussions, would be willing to provide specific training on preparing for and attending at court.
Pay as you go at our competitive hourly rates:
- Director: £150
- Head of Service: £125
- Principal Lawyer: £115
- Lawyer: £105
- Legal Officer: £95
Fixed fees for specific matters (eg: tribunals): call to discuss.
Oracle supplier name: GOV – LEGAL
How to order
Now you have selected the services you require, please visit the How to order services section to find out how you can place your order.