Our expert team has worked at every level of the education sector. This experience has taught us how to approach problems and find solutions.
A one-size-fits-all approach is inadequate. We recognise that every school, college and university is different. Each institution is complex and unique in its own way.
We invest time building relationships with our clients for this very reason. Because we take time to understand your specific needs, we provide better value than transactional service providers and implement measures that stand the test of time.
We can provide support in every area, including new build projects, refurbishments, fundraising, developing new income streams, procurement, contractual matters, HR issues and tenancies.
Our clients include private schools, independent colleges, major universities plus individual governors and managers. They appreciate our pragmatic, responsive approach, and our ability to explain complex legal processes in clear English.
We also help schools make the transition to academies – supporting them through the process step by step, and providing continuing advice and support thereafter.
Talk to us about:
- The buying or selling of childcare and education businesses
- The establishment of new childcare businesses (including associated property and banking advice)
- Regulatory issues
- Property law
- The management and protection of businesses and personal assets
- Drafting and negotiating commercial agreements on brand protection, intellectual property and GDPR
- Employment law
Simon Leney is highly regarded for his work with clients in the education sector, where he has particular expertise in advising schools on issues related to academy conversion. Sources describe him as a “very professional and highly knowledgeable lawyer who has got his finger on the button.”
Sources describe him as a “very professional and highly knowledgeable lawyer who has got his finger on the button.”
Key partner Simon Leney is highly acclaimed for his expertise in handling matters for clients in the education sector. He advises on formation and governance.
"Cripps is notably strong in the education, social housing, religion and healthcare sectors, and also receives significant mandates from its arts, culture and heritage clients."