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Whilst the continued expansion of the educational services market will present opportunities to make savings, schools and academies are under increasing pressure to demonstrate appropriate due diligence has been carried out in relation to their contracts. Whether it is straightforward terms and conditions of sale, complex outsourcing projects or partnership agreements, ensuring your school is aware of the commercial risks is critical to protecting your school, your reputation and your budget.

Our expert team can advise on a wide range of contractual issues including helping you to identify and manage risk in commercial contracts, negotiate key terms or look at debt recovery. We provide a quality service to fit your needs, whether it is a high-level review on terms and conditions or supporting you through detailed negotiations on a high value contract. We help you put in place robust, commercially-focused agreements that protect you and your school.

what we do...

  • Supporting schools in terms of a wide range of contractual advice including procurement, drafting contractual terms, assisting clients with risk assessments of contractual terms with suppliers.

  • Sharing experience of common commercial issues with suppliers.

  • Partnership agreements assisting schools in putting together partnership agreements to support collaborative and commercial activities.

  • Advising on all contracts from simple terms of conditions all the way through to outsourcing agreements. 

  • Protecting your intellectual property - providing advice on trademarks, copyright and other intellectual property issues.

  • Supporting with litigation including debt recovery.

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FAQs - Converting to academy status

These FAQ are designed for single schools looking to convert to academy status, a group of schools wishing to form a multi academy trust or a school looking to convert and join an existing multi academy trust.

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Commercial Contracts - what should I consider?

Lydia explains the key risks you need to think about before entering into a legally binding arrangement.

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