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Legal update

31 March 2020 Academy Trust Board decision-making

As we enter the second week of school closure, we have developed a new guidance for Boards to help you implement robust structures for urgent decision-making.

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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

Schools and Raising Money for Charities

Traditionally there are many ways for schools to raise money for charity: bake sales, non-uniform days and throwing wet sponges at teachers.

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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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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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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 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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