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Education Legal Advice

Who Do We Work With?

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.

What Support Do We Offer?

Our support includes:

  • Academy conversions
  • Admissions
  • Behaviour/Bullying
  • Exclusions
  • Parental Complaints
  • Commercial contracts
  • Dispute resolution
  • Employment & HR (click here for details of our LB Advise-Ed service)
  • Finance
  • Governance
  • Planning
  • Property
  • Special Educational Needs
  • Safeguarding

How Can We help?

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, Telford, Oswestry, Ludlow, Hereford and Bromyard, Lanyon Bowdler is uniquely placed to act for nurseries, schools, academies and colleges in and around Shropshire and Herefordshire. 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.

Peace of mind

We provide a full range of conversion and post conversion services to schools so we are on hand to continue to support you. In association with AXA, we offer LB Protect-Ed: a management liability insurance policy specifically for the education sector. Click here for details.

Legal 500 Recommendation

Lanyon Bowdler are ranked at tier three in the West Midlands by the 2017 edition of The Legal 500, the only practice in Shropshire and Herefordshire to be recognised. The directory states: "Lanyon Bowdler provides 'excellent value for money' and handles a range of education issues, including day-to-day employment, real estate, planning and dispute resolution advice, as well as acting on academy conversions and governance issues."

What To Do Next?

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.

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Continuity and Expertise

Lanyon Bowdler’s Ludlow office can trace its roots back


Our Team

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Partner - Head of Education


Client Testimonials

★★★★★

A very good service - it simplified the appeal process for me considerably which went very smoothly.

- Mr P Griffiths, Telford

★★★★★

A very personal service with kind helpful start.

- Dr S Robertson, London

★★★★★

Very personable solicitor who spoke in plain English and was approachable.

- Mr J Hughes, Church Stretton

★★★★★

The people we dealt with from the start. Email contact was good and any visits to the Hereford office was productive, easy and a pleasure.

- Mr J Campbell & Mrs M Campbell, Ledbury

★★★★★

Efficient and hassle free, thanks so much.

- Mrs J Moller, Oswestry

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