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    A high performing player in the East Anglia education sector, we handle the legal aspects of converting schools to academies, while advising existing academies on how to become multi-academy trusts.

    Following the Government initiative in 2010, we converted our first school in 2012 and today offer our full range of legal services to a number of academies. These services include providing expert advice on school building projects, governance, HR and employment, and allegations of historic abuse.

    Lessons in law

    Whether you’re a head teacher, chair of the governors or the school business manager, you’ll soon learn that we can provide expert, specialist advice on most legal aspects relating to academies. Building a well-deserved reputation for excellence in this area.

    Why choose Steeles Law Education team?

    Having converted 40 schools to academy status and advised in relation to many more, the team carved out a niche expertise in this area of education law.

    The team also offers a full suite of services to all levels of the education sector, including multi-academy trusts and further and higher educational institutions.  Services offered include property, employment, data protection, allegations of sexual abuse, corporate and governance advice.  The team has recently seen an increase in advice about data protection issues in an education context.

    We are proud that our Education team is ranked in the 2021 Legal 500 publication, with Richard Bailey and Alistair Ponder recommended lawyers.  The Legal 500 provides the most comprehensive coverage on recommended law firms in the UK, for a full review of our 2021 rankings please our dedicated news page.

    Clients praise for the team include:

    ‘The team is knowledgeable in the area in which we engage and is keen to explain matters clearly to the client. ‘

    ‘The individuals dealing with our business are keen to ensure we fully understand the legal position.‘

    Contact us

    To find out how our team can support you, please do not hesitate to call 01603 598000 or email  info@steeleslaw.co.uk and a member of the team will be happy to contact you.