Schools & Higher Education

Our team of dispute resolution experts is routinely instructed in all manner of education disputes.  We advise on all employment matters relating to schools and higher educational facilities including the dismissal of headteachers and the application of TUPE when a school converts to an academy.

Our specialised team has experience of dealing with safeguarding issues and can advise on correct procedures and can give robust advice on remedies when appropriate.  Furthermore, in conjunction with our property litigation department, we are routinely instructed by schools to resolve their property disputes.  This may be relate to a Transfer of Control Agreement, adverse possession or preventing the creation of an easement over school property.  We also assist in general contractual and construction disputes, the latter of which we find schools are frequently embroiled in.  In all respects our litigation and education team work hand in hand to ensure the best service is provided to our clients.