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Adrian Shardlow

Adrian Shardlow

Adrian Shardlow


About Adrian

Adrian has over 20 years’ experience acting on behalf of schools and colleges, initially in litigation and latterly on governance and structures. Adrian has been heavily involved in the academy conversions programme across the country, acting for schools, academy trusts, multi-academy trusts and sponsors. He has advised all categories of school including community, foundation, trust, special schools and pupil referral units. He has also advised sixth form colleges on options arising from the academies programme. Adrian supports schools and academy trusts on governance issues including compliance and is also involved in supporting many trust in their expansion and merger projects.

As a leading expert on academy projects Adrian has worked in partnership with the NGA and ACSL for many years to deliver national guidance to schools and trusts on forming or joining a group of schools.

Adrian regularly delivers keynote presentations and seminars at private and public conferences, working closely with organisations such as PS Financials the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales. Key topics include the formation and development of multi-academy trusts and governance matters.

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