Our Education Team comprises lawyers with a personal – as well as professional – track record in the sector dealing with different models of setting up multi academy trusts, land, regulatory, finance and transfer issues . Our lawyers are able to provide commercial, practical and sector-aware advice which deals with general principles of regulatory, property, employment and charities law as constituent parts of an overall education law remit.
We have a particular expertise in the academy conversion process, having acted for individual schools looking to convert to Academy status, through to the bespoke creation of Multi-Academy-Trusts in East Anglia. Our education lawyers provide market-leading expertise and assistance in guiding school leaders and governors, whilst offering great value services supported by a fixed quote approach – giving assurances that no hidden costs will become apparent at a later date.
We offer comprehensive advice to all our education clients including advice on:
- Academy Conversions
- Establishment of Multi-Academy Trusts
- Employment Issues
- Charity and Trust Issues
- Estate Development
- Regulatory and governance advice
- Commercial Contracts
- Department for Education Procedure
From the outset Roger had a good knowledge of Norfolk County policies and procedures. He had excellent experience as a school governor and it was easy to have those initial conversations about what our expectations were and what Roger could achieve. Once in the transition period he kept us fully informed at each stage and worked extremely well with our Project Manager to resolve issues. The meetings were frequent and he provided us with the documentation in advance. Roger’s explanations at each step of the way helped us to understand the legal jargon and how it related to DfE requirements.
We are extremely grateful for his part in helping us to achieve Multi-academy Trust status and we would not hesitate in recommending him to other schools hoping to go through the process.
Mrs A Lightbown, Executive Headteacher at Corvus Education
Roger Margand is very knowledgeable in the education field. He also understands the relationship between trust schools and the local authority.
Legal 500, 2022
We used you and your team to take over the Copperfield School in Great Yarmouth earlier this year. You had a great knowledge of the sector, spotted potential issues, were reliable, knowledgeable, accessible, reactive, proactive, sensible and understanding - and very thorough! Your team truly did your best for us during what became a very challenging process. Thank you again.
Michael Millage, CEO, PCY Education Services Ltd