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Since advising on one of the first academy conversions under the Academies Act 2010, Wrigleys has advised on over 600 academy projects for both primary and secondary schools across all current school structures and continues to advise over 200 schools.

Please see the menu opposite for further information on outline services including:

Legal Support

  • Fixed prices for single & multi-academy model conversions.
  • Chains, federations & umbrella trusts.
  • PSBP, PFI & BSF.
  • Church Schools & Free Schools.

Post-conversion legal support (including SLAs)

  • Employment law & HR.
  • Academy governance.
  • Charity law.
  • Company law.
  • Pensions law.
  • General contracts.
  • Land & buildings.

School Expansion Advice

  • Collaborations & partnerships.
  • Trading companies.
  • Teaching Schools.
  • Academy mergers.
  • New schools, federations & 'all throughs'.

Tailored Training

  • Twilight sessions for governors & staff.
  • Regular events covering 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 & Free Schools

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Chris Billington

Partner
Leeds

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Elizabeth Wilson

Partner
Leeds

Meet the team

Chris Billington View Biography

Chris Billington

Partner
Leeds

Emma Ridge View Biography

Emma Ridge

Solicitor
Leeds

Alexandra Slater View Biography

Alexandra Slater

Solicitor
Leeds

Elizabeth Wilson View Biography

Elizabeth Wilson

Partner
Leeds

Tim Wrigley View Biography

Tim Wrigley

Partner
Leeds

Natalie Johnson View Biography

Natalie Johnson

Solicitor
Leeds

The pitfalls of employee relocation

With Brexit talk particularly in banking, of moving staff, employers need to realise that relocating employees is not straightforward legally

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Salary Sacrifice Update

Can independent schools keep their school fee salary sacrifice schemes in place?

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Court rules against a challenge to inheritance in the Ilott case

The Supreme Court has today handed down their judgment in the case Ilott v The Blue Cross and Others (previous incarnations known as Ilott v Mitson)

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Breakfast Briefing - 25 April 2017

Date: 25 Apr 2017

Venue: Radisson Blu, Leeds

Speaker: Dr John McMullen, Partner at Wrigleys Solicitors

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Charity Tax Group Regional Meeting

Date: 04 May 2017

Venue: Radisson Blu Hotel, The Light, Leeds

Speaker: CTG’s Chairman and Technical Adviser

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Schools Breakfast Club - 9th May 2017

Date: 09 May 2017

Venue: Wrigleys Solicitors, 19 Cookridge Street, Leeds, LS2 3AG

Speaker: TBC

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