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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.

Academy Conversion & Free Schools

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Elizabeth Wilson

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Leeds

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Leeds

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Elizabeth Wilson

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Leeds

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Professional trustee; an update

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The new Electronic Communications Code

Statutory rights enjoyed by electronic communications operators are set to change.

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Creating an Enduring Legacy

Date: 28 Nov 2017

Venue: Radisson Blu, Leeds

Speaker: Stephen Howard, Power to Change, Claris D'Cruz, Solicitor at Wrigleys Solicitors and Adrian Maxwell, Rathbones

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Breakfast Briefing - 5th December

Date: 05 Dec 2017

Venue: Radisson Blu, Leeds

Speaker: Dr John McMullen, Partner and Sue King, Partner at Wrigleys Solicitors

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Through the Maze - June 2018

Date: 07 Mar 2018

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