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7 December 2021 Fines for unsafe removal of asbestos in schools

In order to reduce the risk of potential breaches, schools should follow this Health and Safety Executive guidance.

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Blog

14 August 2020 Government announces ten-year programme of school rebuilding

Ambitious funding plans, announced recently by the Prime Minister, have made clear that spending on school buildings is seen as a key element of efforts to stimulate the economy post-COVID.

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Legal update

28 November 2019 Building for the future

As the new year comes into view, many schools will be considering plans to build or to extend their facilities next year.

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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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Press release

12 March 2018 Manchester education team top of the class at Browne Jacobson

The Manchester education team at Browne Jacobson has established itself as the go to law firm for education work across the North West following a strong year in which it has achieved 36 per cent growth.

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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

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 Building regulations

The function of building regulations is principally to ensure the health and safety of people in and around buildings.

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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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