Planning & Property.

Commercial Property Solicitors for Schools and Academies.

Our Commercial Property Department is recognised for its excellence in The Legal 500 directory, and can handle all aspects of land and property relevant to education clients and schools hoping to convert to Academies.

We have all of the necessary skills and experience to provide effective legal advice on infrastructure documentation, licences to carry out works and leasing arrangements.

From our experience in assisting other clients we are very aware that commercial property and planning issues may arise either in the course of Academy Conversions, or generally for clients who are looking to maximise the effectiveness of their assets. We have also been appointed as advisers to further and higher education institutions who are dealing with changes and restructuring.

Our property lawyers are very aware of the needs of the Education Sector and very much in the forefront of providing advice to clients supported by and working closely with other lawyers from across the firm. We adopt a collaborative approach to work alongside our clients.

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Commercial Property Law for Schools

Schools considering conversion to academy status will need to review their property requirements and management which may result in complex legal issues as they leave the control of Local Authorities. We are able to assist schools in formalising shared use agreements and agreeing how best to manage nurseries and children’s centres on the school site. We are here to help schools to make their property fit for purpose for the future.

Property and Planning Legal Advice for Schools and Academies

We are able to advise all categories of school that convert to academy status – whether you are a community school that will acquire a 125 year lease from the local authority; a foundation school that will be granted a freehold transfer; or a Church school that may enter in to a Church Supplemental Agreement with your local Diocese. Our education solicitors are also experienced in reviewing property arrangements for sites acquired by the EFA for free schools where you are seeking an independent opinion.

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

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

Mark Bowkett
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Smooth and efficient service from very professional firm.

Tim
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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
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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

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Praveen Chaudhari
Praveen Chaudhari
Partner
Commercial Property | Agriculture | Renewables | Leisure & Tourism | Residential Property | Education
Edward Nutting
Edward Nutting
Partner
Agriculture | Commercial Property | Renewables | Leisure & Tourism
Chloe Williams
Chloe Williams
Solicitor
Commercial Property | Agriculture
Llinos Roberts
Llinos Roberts
Solicitor
Commercial Property | Agriculture
Laura Lougher
Laura Lougher
Associate Solicitor
Commercial Property
Jennifer Monaghan
Jennifer Monaghan
Associate Solicitor
Commercial Property
Danielle Hughes
Danielle Hughes
Legal Assistant
Commercial Property
Kristy Henderson
Kristy Henderson
Legal Assistant
Commercial Property
Chris Hodgson
Chris Hodgson
Legal Assistant
Commercial Property
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