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Academy trusts and schools

Independently recognised as award-winning legal and HR experts, we are trusted by over 1,300 academy trusts and schools nationwide. Committed to providing the highest level of service to our clients no matter the situation or opportunity, our leading team of education law solicitors and HR consultants provide straight-talking, forward-thinking advice to help you do what is fundamentally right for your pupils and organisation.

Our national client base includes:

  • maintained schools
  • independent schools
  • single and multi-academy trusts (MATs)
  • faith schools 

We can draw on expertise from across our full-service firm to assist you with your bespoke needs – from education law, employment issues, property and construction projects, to managing health and safety, commercial opportunities and disputes.

Where autonomy and accountability are the central pillars of national policy, it is essential to make sure you are getting the most out of your partnerships. With dedicated and experienced education law solicitors and HR consultants offering annual support packages and bespoke academy conversion project services for absolute fixed fees, our clients choose us because of our sector expertise but stay with us because of our exceptional service.

We are approved partners of the Association of School and College Leaders, the Confederation of School Trusts, the National Association of Head Teachers and the National Governance Association. The head of our education practice, Mark Blois, is also a designated National Leader of Governance.

What we do

As a leading provider of legal and HR services to schools and trusts of different structures , we provide a comprehensive range of legal services.

Why choose Browne Jacobson education lawyers?

As six times winners of the Education Investors Award our clients choose us because of our sector expertise but stay with us because of our exceptional service. For further information on how we can help you please contact us.

Featured experience

A multi-academy trust

Trusted legal advisors for a big multi-academy trust on over 20 of its academy projects, including fast track and fully sponsored, PFI conversions, a special free school, a mainstream free school and the establishment of a brand new academy led by a local authority.

Academy conversion

Academy conversion of over 850 schools since the introduction of the Academies Act.

Academy conversions

Converted all types of school into academies, these include community, voluntary aided, voluntary controlled, church, trust, co-operative, special, PRU, state boarding and foundation schools.

Academy conversions

Experienced in supporting primary, secondary, first, middle and high schools as well as all through provision.

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