Whether you require on-going legal advice, you are setting up a new school, or you are converting to a new structure, our Education team has years of experience and is well placed to help you navigate what may be unfamiliar and daunting territory for you.
We act for 70 Multi Academy Trusts and over 1000 schools across the country, and have established countless individual academies, umbrella trusts, multi-academy trusts and multi-academy sponsors. Our involvement in the Free Schools movement dates back to when the first wave of applications opened in 2011, and we have now worked with in excess of 40 applications across the various waves. We also enjoy supporting University Technical Colleges (UTCs) and studio schools for students aged 14-19, and we are keen to work with proposers who want to deliver education through practical project-based learning and often in conjunction with the local community.
Police Force: acting on the £multi-million disposal of a 19-hectare site to a residential developer.
Police Force: legal, strategic and procurement advice on ICT contracts.
Police Force: acting for the Metropolitan Police Service on the acquisition of the Empress State Building in Earls Court, London for £250m
NHS Trust: assisted with drafting all procurement documentation relating to £50m redevelopment programme, and with establishing appropriate selection criteria.
Health Trusts (various): Tribunal hearings (whistleblowing), TUPE, organisational change management, major service outsourcing projects.
Health body: advising in relation to an agreement to commercialise two IT-based workflow products.
Local Authority: assisting with all aspects of the competitive dialogue procurement of a strategic materials recycling facility project.
Local Authorities (Key London Authorities and South West): High-profile tribunal hearings (equal pay, whistleblowing, discrimination, victimisation, freedom of expression); contentious grievance issues and appeals; negotiating compromise agreements; union recognition issues; secondments; drafting contracts and policies; TUPE; outsourcing; Data Protection and Freedom of Information Act requests.
Local Authorities: superfast broadband. Advising on £100m project and the £2.5bn roll out under the Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) national programme. On-going support as member of BDUK’s core specialist advisory team, including FOIA requests.
Local Authority: preparation of template contracts for purchasing goods and services and for framework arrangements.
Government Department: private developer schemes, at sites across England and Wales, under which the department contracted with developers for the construction of significant buildings, then taking a lease on completion of the works.
Universities UK member: procurement through the Competitive Dialogue procedure of a £100 million plus student residences project on a greenfield/farmyard site.
Executive Agency: employment litigation. TUPE and procurement training. Advice on procurement of a supercomputer under competitive dialogue including negotiation with bidders on legal/commercial issues.
Executive Agency: advising the Met Office on a major procurement of its multi-million pound supercomputer. Also providing secondment support.
Ombudsman: advising on all the employment law aspects of statutory transfer of staff and assets to new body.