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Based in York and Lincoln, our team of specialist education law solicitors work alongside your school, offering practical advice to help you navigate the rule and requirements of converting to Academy status, all at a fixed cost.

Since acting for the first Primary School in the country to take Academy status under the Academies Act on 1 September 2010 our Education Team has gone on to represent a wide range of schools, including Church of England schools, schools subject to a PFI Agreement, Free Schools, Special Schools and Alternative Provision Academies. 

Whether you are looking at forming a MAT or are a MAT with expansion plans, we can help.  We can assist with all aspects of the academy conversion process, drafting all your relevant funding agreements and, if requested, changing your articles of association and setting up a new company for you at Companies House. 

We will negotiate with the Local Authority on your behalf the terms of a Commercial Transfer Agreement to transfer the school’s assets and contracts to the new trust.  We can assist with any employment and HR obligations arising from the TUPE transfer of the school staff and will deal with the transfer of the school’s land and buildings to the MAT and land issues arising.

York

York Employment Law Solicitors - Mini Setty, Partner

Mini Setty

Partner

Office 01904 683 085

Mobile 07899 940 776

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Lincoln Employment Law Solicitors - Katie Hindmarch, Partner

Kate Hindmarch

Partner

Office 01522 508 815

Mobile 07947 243 674

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