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Education employment advice

Schools and academies need immediate, clear and pragmatic advice when faced with complex staffing issues.

Our expert employment team has extensive experience of advising on a wide range of employment, pensions and strategic HR issues. We also offer an annual employment and strategic HR support package on a highly competitive, fixed-fee basis. Whether you need support managing day-to-day HR issues or guidance on strategic organisational changes, our team has a wealth of practical experience and knowledge to help you achieve the outcome you are looking for.

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We also provide regular training for schools, academies and other educational organisations on a wide variety of topics, helping to ensure that you are equipped to achieve the outcomes you are looking for and are up to date with the latest guidance and requirements.

We can support with:

  • strategic employment law advice to schools, MATs, dioceses and other education providers;
  • training – we regularly provide training for our clients, ranging from workshops on general employment law to tailored training for senior and middle leaders;
  • team restructures, including advice on process, contracts and terms of employment;
  • strategic pension advice;
  • grievances and disciplinary procedures;
  • TUPE – advising on all aspects relating to transfers and indemnities on outsourcing;
  • discrimination issues;
  • managing allegations against staff;
  • union issues – including collective negotiation and injunctions on industrial action; and
  • exit agreements.

We have been recognised for the work we do

Chambers and Partners Ranking 2018

Shortlisted: Employment Law Firm of the Year – Personnel Today Awards

Winner: Employment Law Firm of the Year

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A partner in the employment team.