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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

Patient, knowledgeable and extremely professional

- Ms Groucott, Telford

Under difficult circumstances from the moment I walked in, I was the only person that mattered. She could not do enough for me. Kind and compassionate. Thank you so much.

- Mrs J McMillan, Telford

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

- Mr P Griffiths, Telford

Kept me up to date in any process made.

- Mr P Haigh, Suffolk

Staff are most helpful and understanding

- Mrs Edwards, Oswestry

Quotes

Ed Burrell was excellent in every aspect of his support in selling my business. He was friendly and pleasant to deal with yet very professional.

- Mr J Ostler, Hereford

Competence and detailed legal knowledge.

- Mr S Martin & Mrs R Martin, Shrewsbury

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

- Mr P King & Mrs D King, Prestigne

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

- Mr M Wood, Hereford

Great communication and persistence with difficult defendant.

- Mr J Partington, Whitchurch

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