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Life in the education sector never stands still. Constant change comes in the form of new policies and governance, ever tightening budgets, expansion of facilities and the day to day management and development of staff.

These changes can present challenges, which is why it’s a good idea to seek expert advice to help you safeguard your organisation both now, and in the future. 

Based in York and Lincoln, but with a nationwide reputation in acting for and advising nurseries, schools, academies, multi-academy trusts, colleges, local authorities and universities nationwide, our Education solicitors have the specific expertise needed to help you navigate the varying and often complex legal challenges faced by the education sector.

We pride ourselves on our ability to get under the skin of your organisation, understanding your objectives and aspirations and providing you with bespoke, solution-focused advice, allowing you to get on with what you do best, educating.

Academy conversions and growth plans

Converting to Academy status or joining, creating or expanding a Multi Academy Trust (MAT) can be a daunting prospect. Every school is unique with its own challenges and we have the expertise to guide you through the process.

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Are you confident that your admission arrangements and appeals processes are Code compliant? We can advise you on any issue relating to admission arrangements and support you in dealing with any appeals or objections.

Governance issues

If you’re looking to create a MAT structure, combine with other schools or expand your MAT, we can help you ensure your governance structure is compliant with your Articles of Association and fit for purpose and, both now and in the future.

School Collaborations

Collaborating with another school or MAT to buy in a service can create efficiencies and provide you with access to a resource that as an independent organisation, you might not be able to justify or afford. We can advice on the best way forward for all parties involved.

Human Resources and Employment

We know that you need a motivated, effective, happy and healthy workforce in order to deliver the highest standard of education. We can help you excel at managing all your staffing matters and problems that arise.

Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND)

Understanding the complexities of the SEND framework can be challenging. We can provide help and guidance, representing your organisation should you face a SEND Tribunal.

Training Courses

Keeping up with the constant changes in employment law is difficult. Our bespoke training for educational professionals helps keep you ahead of the curve.

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Additional Legal Support

From property advice to dispute resolution, we understand that your educational facility may have broader legal business needs.


Student exclusions and appeals are strictly governed and its important to understand your legal rights and responsibilities. We can help guide you through the process.

Parental Complaints

From discrimination claims to safeguarding allegations, if you’re facing a complaint, we can provide straightforward robust advice and practical solutions.

What our Education Sector clients say

Their advice is always sound and pragmatic, based on a good understanding of business context and needs.

Legal 500, 2020

We have been a client of Langleys for serval years now and they provide an invaluable service to our trust in both academy conversions and other legal/employment issues.

The Langleys team have worked on all our conversion. The process was quick and efficient and there is no doubt that this was aided significantly by the work of Langleys. I would have absolutely no reservations in recommending them for any conversion or other legal work.

Choosing Langleys Education Solicitors gives you:

  • Access to a team of legal professionals who are also Academy Trustees
  • Clear advice and guidance from Legal 500’s only listed practice for Education
  • Fast, responsive communication, when you need it most

How can we help?

Wherever you are, whatever your requirements, we’re here to help. Please complete the enquiry form and we’ll be in touch as soon as possible.

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