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Employment Law Solicitors for Schools & Academies

LB Advise-Ed

The experienced education team at Lanyon Bowdler offers expert and pragmatic legal support to the education sector. We understand that schools often find themselves facing a wide range of legal issues and we can help to resolve these quickly and cost effectively through our comprehensive fixed fee support service.

Through our network of offices across Shropshire, Herefordshire and North Wales, we provide day to day support to education clients who value having local solicitors available to work closely with them. Lanyon Bowdler is ranked by The Legal 500 as one of the leading education law firms in the West Midlands. Our fixed fee education, employment and HR support service, LB Advise-Ed, provides maintained schools and academies with comprehensive education legal advice and assistance in relation to:

Employment/HR:

  • Providing day to day employment law advice by telephone as required
  • Attending at internal meetings to advise staff and governors as required
  • Liaising with Trade Union representatives
  • The preparation of contracts of employment and new starter letters
  • Disciplinary investigations and procedures
  • Performance management
  • Absence management
  • Grievances
  • Redundancies
  • Settlement agreements
  • Arrangements for maternity and other parental leave

Education:

  • Behaviour
  • Bullying
  • Exclusions
  • Determining admissions policies
  • Support at independent appeal panels
  • Governance queries
  • Parental complaints
  • Safeguarding
  • Data Protection and Freedom of Information requests

Other arrangements are available, including ad hoc advice and bank of hours arrangements - we tailor our service in accordance with your needs.

LB Protect-Ed

We offer LB Protect-Ed in association with AXA which is a management liability policy specifically for the education sector. This provides comprehensive insurance cover against a wide range of risks including employment tribunal claims and claims against governors at a reasonable price. Benefits include no excess being payable where our advice is followed in relation to the matter giving rise to a claim. In addition, we can assist your school in identifying partners for the provision of such things as staff absence insurance and DBS checks. For academies, we also offer company secretarial services to support your school in complying with your responsibilities under company law.

What To Do Next...

If you would like a no obligation chat about how we can support you, contact Will Morse, Head of Education by phone or complete our online enquiry form.

Testimonials

'You really cared and wanted the best possible outcome for our son'

- Mr & Mrs Abernethy, Cheshire

Natasha Gibbons was very easy to talk to, I felt at ease with her, and she always kept me up to date with the case. She has provided excellent service throughout.

- Mrs C Roberts, Gwynedd

They were very experienced and very professional, offering a top class service

- Mr V Jones, Pontesbury

The use of clear modern language and presentation with legal jargon kept to a minimum where possible.

- Mr P King & Mrs D King, Prestigne

They simplified the appeal process for me considerably

- Mr Griffiths

Quotes

She and her team were amazing and without fault during our house purchase. I couldn't imagine us using anyone else in the future. The team will be easy to recommend.

- Mr Roberts, Shrewsbury

Listened well, advised well.

- Gower House Ltd, Newport

Very polite, easy to talk to and were always there when I needed answers.

- Mr M Wood, Hereford

Very professional standards and advice.

- Mr S Barnes & J Barnes, Hereford

Personal attention. Good advice.

- Mrs C Bhamra, Shrewsbury

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