Employment & HR.

Employment Law Solicitors for Schools & Academies.

The experienced education law solicitors 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 Education Employment Law Expertise

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
Accreditations

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Legal 500 Leading Firm

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.

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

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
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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
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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 to do Next

If you would like a no obligation chat about how we can support you please contact us by phone or complete our online enquiry form.

Our people

Meet the team.

John Merry
John Merry
Partner
Employment Law for Employers | Employment Law | Leisure & Tourism | Agriculture
Gemma Workman
Gemma Workman
Solicitor
Employment Law for Employers | Employment Law
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