Education sector - legal services

Our commercial team has acted for in excess of a hundred public and private schools academies nurseries and training providers. We have acted for some clients in the sector for over ten years. The majority of areas we assist with are property (buying and selling, landlord and tenant issues, establishment of new schools and educational facilities), employment or debt related. We have handled advisory matters. 

We previously handled the legal helpline for a national association of nurseries relating to employment issues. This association has 3,000 nurseries as members nationally. We also act under framework agreements for local authority consortiums providing legal and  transactional property services including selling public property and the taking and granting of leases in the traditional educational sector. We have no difficulty assisting clients nationwide through our ten offices.

We're widely accredited for our work

  • Chambers
  • Legal 500

It is our business to deliver legal services that work for our clients, you can trust our specialists to take care of things on your behalf. Over the years our firm has been recognised by industry awards and accredited for our excellence.

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Education sector - legal services

When managing contracts, we have found understanding the governance of an organisation to be key. Therefore, for some of the clients in the sector we have had a consultative role with their board, helping them to shape the governance of their organisations. We have several examples of our team acting as trustees and mentors. We are trustees for academies as well as mentors for a charities in the sector. Our Chairwoman is governor of a major leading college and our Head of Commercial, Jonathan Chadwick is a founding member of the Wigan Youth Zone. Given the depth of our experience in the field we have a detailed understanding of the specific challenges and opportunities you face in the sector.

Our approach is to develop a partnership, we provide relationship managers to work with you on contracts, we undertake under framework contracts so that economies of learning can occur. We aim to add value to our clients, Stephensons are used to supplying training to customers and we can work with you to develop an agreed scheduled training plan if required.

Stephensons believes in developing people, we were one of the first firms to embrace apprenticeship schemes. We work in connection with Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce and  Manchester Metropolitan University. In the last year we have won an award for our work in this field. Investing in people and the communities in which we operate is at the heart of our firm’s ethos.

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As an award-winning top 150 law firm, with over 450 staff based in offices across the country, you're never far from the advice you need.