Education.

Education Law Solicitors.

The Lanyon Bowdler education law team is made up of experienced Education Solicitors, with a deep understanding of the issues facing primary & secondary schools, colleges and Universities across England and Wales.

Education law is the legal discipline encompassing all of the possible legal issues pertaining to school systems and student’s rights. This is a complex area as educational institutions face a unique combination of legal and regulatory issues due their position at the intersection of the public, private and charity sectors.

Our Education Lawyers provide clear and practical legal advice for schools, students and families covering the full range of issues related to law in the education sector.

Key Contact

Gráinne is a partner of the firm, and brings her expertise in corporate and commercial law to the Education Team. Gráinne is also a school governor, giving her a deep understanding of the issues facing the educational sector. Having assisted on many academy conversions Gráinne is well placed to guide clients through their conversion projects and assist with their post-conversion evolution.

Gráinne Walters
Gráinne Walters
Partner
Corporate Law | Business Contracts | Business Sales & Purchases

Our Education Law Expertise

Lanyon Bowdler’s education team provides legal advice to nurseries, maintained and independent schools (including academies) and colleges. Members of our team also have considerable experience in providing advice to Church of England Diocesan Boards and local education authorities.

Expertise and accessibility

Our team of Education Solicitors have day to day experience of working with education clients and have over the years developed an in depth understanding of the education sector and the issues of importance to our clients. Many members of the team are governors at academies and other schools. This gives us a first-hand insight into the challenges our education clients face in an ever changing world.

With offices in Shrewsbury, Bromyard, Conwy, Hereford, Ludlow, Oswestry and Telford, Lanyon Bowdler is uniquely placed to act for nurseries, schools, academies and colleges in and around Shropshire, Herefordshire and North Wales. In addition to the high standards of service and transparent and innovative pricing associated with Lanyon Bowdler, our education clients choose to use us because of our combination of local knowledge, understanding and accessibility and national expertise and connections in the education sector.

One of our education team is amongst the solicitors invited to attend meetings with the academies team at the DfE to advise on changes to the model documentation and discuss developments in the academies programme so we are well placed to advise your school on conversion and to ensure that the process goes smoothly so that you can focus on running your school.

Legal 500 recommendation

The 2024 edition of The Legal 500 recognises the Education department and states: ‘Lanyon Bowdler‘s ‘professional, reliable and timely’ education team provides advice on various issues to academy trusts and independent schools, with a recent emphasis on academy conversion and transfer projects’.

Testimonial from the 2024 edition of The Legal 500:

‘The team are professional, reliable and timely in their responses to questions’.

Work highlights:

Advised a Multi Academy Trust in relation to the transfer in of another Multi Academy Trust.

Advised an Academy Trust in relation to the academy conversion and joining of a community schools.

Testimonials

What our clients say.

Since dealing with Lanyon Bowdler they have been diligent, efficient and at all times very helpful along with being structured in dealing with matters, fees and clarity on all levels. Thank you.

Michael
via ReviewSolicitors

I was clearly informed of progress step by step. The service you provided was very good.

Peter Weston
Shrewsbury

All work carried out effectively and efficiently.

Hubert Jones
via ReviewSolicitors

An excellent service with solicitors that you can talk to and who give you a clear understanding of all necessary legal implications and interpretations.

Eric
via ReviewSolicitors

From start to finish we had excellent service. Friendly, approachable and professional.

Carl Gittins
via ReviewSolicitors

Very clear, concise advice and guidance, easy to understand.

Ian Jamieson
Telford

Good service provided throughout with clear communication throughout with all options explored.

Lee

I can thoroughly recommend the highly professional and supportive service received over the last few months.

Heather
via ReviewSolicitors

Responsive, supportive, approachable, clear and empathetic.

Lisa Thacker

Professional and prompt communication. Supportive and client focused.

Lisa Thacker
Jennifer M Whittall Ltd

Whenever I have had need to contact Lanyon Bowdler I have always received a fast, concise and friendly response.

Lee Mortimer
UK Case Management

Definitely would use Lanyon Bowdler again if I need the use of a solicitor.

Mark Bowkett
via ReviewSolicitors

Smooth and efficient service from very professional firm.

Tim
via ReviewSolicitors

We were particularly impressed with the quality of work, the speed and excellent communication.

Allenby Douglas Ltd
Oswestry

Very friendly and approachable. Very good advice

Ivor Brown
via ReviewSolicitors

Great Service; Lanyon Bowdler were excellent from the outset. Straightforward and easy process. I just sat back and waited.

Paul Rowe
via ReviewSolicitors

Clear guidance.

Derwin College
Oswestry

Everything has been professional, efficient and courteous throughout and we are very pleased, both with the service and with the eventual outcome of our case. Everything was first class and exceeded our expectations. Thank you again for providing such splendid service. It is really appreciated.

Mr N J & Dr S J Browne
Llanfyllin

What Support do we Offer?

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Accreditations

Our awards and accolades.

Contact our Education Law Solicitors

If you would like a no-obligation chat about your legal needs, please contact a member of the team directly by phone or complete our online enquiry form.

With offices in Shrewsbury, Bromyard, Conwy, Hereford, Ludlow, Oswestry and Telford, we are a leading practise of Education Law Solicitors able to provide legal services for the educational sector all over Shropshire, Herefordshire, Mid and North Wales and across the Midlands and Birmingham. As a recognised full-service law firm, we can provide expert education legal advice wherever you are in England or Wales.

Our people

Meet the team.

Gráinne Walters
Gráinne Walters
Partner
Corporate Law | Business Contracts | Business Sales & Purchases
David Ashcroft
David Ashcroft
Consultant
Corporate Law | Business Contracts | Business Sales & Purchases | Leisure & Tourism
Edward Burrell
Edward Burrell
Partner
Corporate Law | Business Contracts | Business Sales & Purchases | Leisure & Tourism | Education
Matthew Bowering
Matthew Bowering
Partner
Commercial Property | Education | Renewables | Leisure & Tourism
Gemma Workman
Gemma Workman
Solicitor
Employment Law for Employers | Employment Law | Education
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