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Taking the next steps - MATs

Browne Jacobson has once again been delighted to work in partnership with the Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL) and the National Governors’ Association (NGA) on the revision of a trio of popular guidance papers focusing on ‘Taking the next steps’ when ‘Considering Forming or Joining a Group of Schools’, ‘Joining a Multi-Academy Trust’ or ‘Forming a Multi-Academy Trust’.

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Legal update

8 April 2019 Articles of Association Services for Catholic MATs

After several years of negotiation the Department for Education (DfE) has released new precedent Articles of Association for Catholic multi-academy trusts (MATs).

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Legal update

2 April 2019 What duties do members of academy trusts have?

In this article, we review what duties they undertake and consider how these are different from what they set out to be.

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Legal update

29 August 2018 Update on sponsored schools and transfer of surpluses

Sponsors should be aware of the recent guidance released by the Department for Education in connection to the transfer of surplus on sponsored academy conversions.

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Legal update

5 April 2018 Innovative ways to extract value from your school site

In these challenging times, our expert property team have been looking at different ways to extract value from your school sites and create new ways for you to generate income, whilst minimising risk and making your life easier.

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Legal update

8 February 2018 Diverting and closing existing rights of way

Many school sites have public rights of way crossing the land or adjacent to it and these can cause safeguarding issues, threaten security, or present problems if the school is to be redeveloped.

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Legal update

8 February 2018 Boundaries ownership and disputes

Queries about boundaries on school sites generally only come to light when there is a problem.

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Legal update

18 January 2018 Issues to consider if you are affected by the collapse of Carillion

For those who may be affected by the collapse of Carillion here are some issues which should be considered.

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Legal update

17 January 2018 Easements and rights of way

You may be approached by a neighbour who would like to have a right over your land for the benefit of their own land.

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Legal update

12 January 2018 Academy convertors and your obligations under the model lease

The DfE model lease transfers responsibility for the school site (or playing fields where the school buildings are occupied under a supplemental agreement) to the academy trust.

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