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Wrigleys has advised on over 600 academy projects for both primary and secondary schools across all school categories. We act for numerous multi academy trusts including some of the most high profile and many who are growing.

Unlike many law firms we work with MATs in establishing their offering, ways of working and unique approach to leading school governance and school improvement. We do not merely do a conversion project and then disappear.

We also advise free schools, foundation schools, trust schools, faith schools, and teaching school alliances.

Our expert services include the following:

Academy conversions

  • Single & multi academy trusts.
  • Trust schools and foundation schools.
  • PFI, PSBP & BSF.
  • Church schools & faith schools.
  • Free schools.
  • Fixed prices to ensure you have budget certainty.

Academy transfers

  • Sponsored and voluntary transfers.
  • Fixed prices and discounts for multiple transfers.

Legal Support

  • Employment law & HR.
  • Academy governance.
  • School improvement SLAs.
  • Contracts / SLAs and procurement rules.
  • Land & buildings.
  • Collaborations.
  • Charity law.
  • Company law.
  • Pensions law.

School Expansion Advice

  • Collaborations & partnerships.
  • Trading companies.
  • Teaching Schools.
  • Academy Trust to Academy Trust transfers.
  • Expansion projects, change of category, acquisition of a trust and other prescribed changes.

Tailored Training

  • Breakfast and twilight sessions for governors & staff.
  • Regular events covering education, governance, regulatory, HR and commercial issues.

 

The team at Wrigleys ensured that the academy conversions and MAT set up were completed efficiently and precisely. Their knowledge of this area of education and their ability to clarify the requirements of conversion and more are excellent. They have a depth of experience that provides school leaders, including governors, with the confidence to know that they are in safe hands.

Wrigleys have been a great support through conversion and MAT set up. They are always available to offer direction and guidance and, if needed, working beyond their remit without hesitation to make sure that education institutions are getting the highest quality and best value.

Andrew Shaw, Executive Principal and CEO The Talentum Learning Trust, Staffordshire

 

Academies & other state-funded schools

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Chris Billington

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Leeds

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Elizabeth Wilson

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Leeds

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Tim Wrigley

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Leeds

Meet the team

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Chris Billington

Partner
Leeds

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Emma Ridge

Solicitor
Leeds

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Alexandra Slater

Solicitor
Leeds

Elizabeth Wilson View Biography

Elizabeth Wilson

Partner
Leeds

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Tim Wrigley

Partner
Leeds

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Natalie Johnson

Solicitor
Leeds

Breaking news… On the 14th September, the Law Commission published its report on Technical Issues in Charity Law

At 484 pages, it is quite a read, so we have summarised some of the key points below.

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Community-led housing: events coming up

There are a number of community-led housing events on the horizon, which demonstrates the growing interest in this sector.

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RSC improvement boards

Efficiency or a nail in the coffin of autonomy?

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Rathbones charity trustee training, Lancashire and Cumbria

Date: 29 Sep 2017

Venue: The Villa, Levens Hall, Kendal

Speaker: Claris D'cruz of Wrigleys Solicitors LLP and Anna Spencer-Gray of RSM UK Audit LLP

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Breakfast Briefing - 17 October

Date: 17 Oct 2017

Venue: Radisson Blu, Leeds

Speaker: Dr John McMullen, Partner at Wrigleys Solicitors

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Annual Charity Governance Seminar 2017

Date: 19 Oct 2017

Venue: Hilton City Leeds

Speaker: Sarah Atkinson , Julia Unwin CBE

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