We are experts in the education sector, and experienced in providing specialist employment law advice to schools, colleges, individual academies and MATs.
We offer our education clients a Retained Employment Law and HR product with the benefit of bespoke and comprehensive insurance cover.
Our expertise covers contentious and non-contentious employment law matters including but not limited to advising on the impact and practical implications of the STPCD in areas such as performance related pay, pay policies, appraisals and Teachers’ Standards; support and training for governors in dealing with the HR process; advice on restructuring and the employment aspects of academy conversions, including, in particular, advice on the complex consultation obligations and TUPE implications; advising upon the employment implications of joining an MAT; advising upon the circumstances leading up to as well and drafting and negotiating settlement agreements together with compliance with EFA requirements for academies; and providing safeguarding advice including advice on the “Prevent Duty”;
We offer legal representation at Employment Tribunal proceedings, and we conduct reviews and audits of contracts of employment and handbooks, policies and procedures and assist in drafting comprehensive terms and conditions and contracts of employment for all levels of staff.
We also provide day to day advice in respect of all employment and HR issues of any nature including:
Louise heads up our employment team having specialised in employment law for more than 15 years advising on a broad spectrum of both contentious and non-contentious issues.
Craig specialises in employment law. He is experienced in both litigation and non-contentious employment matters.