Julia is a partner in the education team and heads the South West team based in Exeter. Recognised as a Leading Individual by Legal 500, Julia advises on academy conversions and works with schools, academies and Independent Colleges.
Having previously worked as a real estate lawyer, Julia moved to education law to further her career. She has been a governor of a Further Education College in Cornwall and was chair of governors for a secondary school in Devon.
Julia has experience of advising on the full range of the academy programme including standalone convertors, sponsored convertors, creating new academy groups whether through multi-academy trusts or alternative structures and acquisitions and mergers of multi academy trusts.
Working closely with CEOs, head teachers and COOs to ensure proper support and advice are provided to them and their wider staff, Julia has advised on a wide range of matters including data protection, exclusions, admissions, complaints, governance and safeguarding. Julia has delivered training to the NAHT, co-operative schools and academies, school business associations, governor associations and dioceses on a wide variety of educational matters and has also co-presented with accountants and other professional advisors to schools and academies.
A large Academy Trust
Advising on a variety of parental complaints from the informal stage through to panel hearings.
Advising on options to take forward a merger between institutions in different education sectors.
"Julia Green is an excellent partner – approachable, with a broad knowledge and understanding of both the technical issues in the sector and the operating landscape for academies."
"Julia Green has been our link person for some years. She is a virtual ‘one-stop shop’ which means we can call on support that covers all of our very varied needs. She has excellent links with local authority partners which is a huge asset."
"Our principal contact has been Julia Green who is a consummate professional. She and her team have helped where other LLPs in the past have failed. Most impressive has been Julia’s ability to put us into contact with specialists across the Browne Jacobson group. This has been not only useful but a salvation on several occasions!"
"Julia Green - knowledgeable and clearly believe in the partnership between the firm and the client."
You may be interested in...
Education team maintains clean sweep of top rankings in latest legal directories
Browne Jacobson’s education team has again been confirmed as a national powerhouse after securing five Tier 1 rankings relating to Education in the latest edition of Legal 500 and maintaining a Band 1 UK-wide ranking for Education in Chambers & Partners UK 2023.
Grades without exams: getting equality duties right
In the second of our three-part ‘Grades without Exams’ series, we explored the equality issues arising from the process for determining grades without exams in summer 2021.
Gradings without exams – arrangements for the Class of 2021
Assessment arrangements for those due to finish their level 3 studies in 2021 are being finalised at present, to create a system that is deemed to be as fair as possible and to avoid a situation where the grades are felt not to reflect the students’ capabilities and efforts.
'Grades without exams: what schools can do now to avoid legal risks and challenges' webinar
This session explores what we know so far about grade determination plans, highlight potential legal risks and challenges for schools, and identify what steps should be taken by senior leaders, governors and school staff now.
Back to School - preparing for the reopening of schools in September - 29 June 2020
Schools in England were closed other than to the children of key workers and children who are classified as vulnerable from 20th March as part of the management of the coronavirus pandemic. As part of the relaxation of lockdown measures many primary schools in England began a phased reopening for pupils from 15th June.
Back to school – preparing for a potential phased reopening of schools - 18 May 2020
This webinar looked at the implications of phased reopening of primary schools and explore some of the immediate issues’ schools are likely to experience.