QualitySolicitors Parkinson Wright prides itself in acting for a number of schools both in the Independent and State Funded Sectors .
We are fully aware of the regulatory regimes within which schools have to operate and in particular of the current issues facing the Education Sector.
Admission Arrangements and Appeals
We advise on admission arrangements particularly over-subscription criteria to ensure compliance with the School Admissions Code. We also clerk independent admission appeal panels and advise on the issues arising therefrom.
Charity and Public Benefit
Commercial Contracts and Intellectual Property
In both the independent and public sectors, where LEA support is no longer available, we act for and advise our school clients in an increasing range of commercial schemes and projects. These may be designed to access new income streams, formalise previously undocumented trading relationships or to protect the value connected with branding and other intellectual property rights.
The law requires you to protect other people's personal information or data. Knowing what counts as personal data is important, as is how you manage or process this data, how you store it and what you need to do when you receive a 'subject access request.'
Our specialist lawyers are on hand to deal with your enquiries in relation to these issues.
QualitySolicitors Parkinson Wright’s Dispute Resolution Team can advise on a variety of disputes for schools.
Education and Pupils
We advise on policies and procedures required for inspection, pupil discipline, safeguarding and child protection, equal opportunities, exclusions and incident management.
Employment and Human Resources
We advise on all aspects of the employment relationship including appointment, capability, disciplinary and equal opportunity issues during employment and issues arising on termination. We regularly appear both in employment tribunals and the employment appeal tribunal.
Governance, Corporate and Regulatory issues
In an increasingly complex regulatory environment, our Education Team are able to advise our school clients on the full range of statutory compliance issues. These range from internal constitutional matters affecting Governor decision-making to statutory procedures prescribed under the Companies Act and other relevant legislation.
We advise on parent contracts and related agreements, consumer credit agreements, parental complaints and debt recovery.
Planning & Construction
We advise on all aspects of the planning process and are happy to engage with the local planning authority in connection with outline planning submissions, through grant to appeals where required. We can equally advise on construction documentation for our school clients and regularly work alongside other members of a professional team throughout the course of a build project through to completion.
We have extensive experience in dealing with a wide range of property matters on behalf of schools in both the private and public sectors.
We recognise that within the public sector there is a need to raise income from all or any potential resources the public sector undertaking may have.
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