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academy conversion

thinking of becoming an academy?

If you are thinking of academy conversion and becoming an independently managed, publicly funded school then make sure you use leading education sector lawyers to make your academy conversion a smooth and straightforward process. With Browne Jacobson’s leading education lawyers you get market leading expertise and great value added services combined with a fixed price approach – giving you peace of mind on quality and cost every step of the way.

Academy conversion experts

With lots of completed conversions across primary, middle and secondary schools, including community, voluntary controlled/aided, trust, faith and foundation schools we have a proven track record of providing tailored and flexible advice throughout the conversion process and not just a ‘one size fits all’ approach. Our practical approach gives you a seamless academy conversion, guiding school leaders and governors through the process, while you concentrate on running your school.

Leading academy conversion lawyers all for a fixed price

Getting your costs right is the first step to a good conversion process. We will discuss and agree your conversion requirements and agree a fixed price giving you clarity and certainty right from the start.

Academy groups and collaboration expertise

Whether you’re looking to create a new group or join an existing one – we have advised on the creation of academy groups and advised schools on the full range of options available to them for adopting a multi-academy structure.

Extensive sector experience

We have a client base of over 1000 education organisations all over the country and an in-depth knowledge of the legal and practical support needed for all types of school.

Project planning to make your life easy

We provide you with all your legal support for the conversion process and provide you with a project plan with all your school’s key dates and actions – helping to make your conversion process easy and straightforward.

Full service, one stop solution

We have expert teams across all areas of the academy conversion process including governance, corporate, charities, property and employment law.

Supporting you during and after your conversion process

As part of our fixed price service we include access to our Quickcall legal support service during the conversion process and for three months after conversion. Quickcall provides you with unlimited email and telephone queries that can be resolved in 30 minutes or less – so you can have the confidence in knowing we’re only a phone call away (and the clock isn’t ticking!).

Why Browne Jacobson?

Advice and guidance from leading education lawyers

We have worked with over 1000 satisfied clients, from academy conversions to performance related pay, from admissions appeals to safeguarding our track record speaks for itself – get your advice and support from the market leaders.

Five office network

We provide a first class service to schools across the UK using our five office network in Nottingham, Birmingham, Manchester, London and Exeter.

Our partnerships

We work in partnership with a number of leading organisations whom we know and trust. We are legal partners of the Institute of School Business Leadership (ISBL) and the National Governors’ Association (NGA).

Leading advisers to the education sector

We are a leading national law firm, independently recognised as one of the top education law firms in the country by Chambers and Partners’ Client’s Guide to the UK Legal Profession.