We are experts in the education sector providing pragmatic and responsive advice to clients in an ever-changing landscape. We advise a range of education providers including academies and other schools, university colleges, further and higher education providers, independent schools and employers providing apprenticeships.
We have been working with the education sector extensively for many years and as a result of this our legal services reflect your legal needs
Academies and other Schools
Whether you’re a new Academy or a well-established Multi Academy Trust looking to expand, our specialist team advises on a wide range of issues. We have a wealth of knowledge, supporting your school to become the best education provider it can be. We have helped a number of schools with the legal aspects of converting to Academy status since the inception of the Academies Act in 2010 and the transfer of existing Academies or MATs to other MATs. Our knowledgeable team will work to understand your requirements and deliver the outcome you require effectively and efficiently.
Our team has experience of advising employers on the intricacies of new apprenticeship arrangements or expanding existing ones.
Our education team has now been instructed by 21 of the 31 Cambridge Colleges on a range of matters involving fellows, members, students and employees. We provide bespoke training to the Cambridge Colleges which draws on our clear understanding of the issues and challenges specific to the college environment. Our extensive knowledge enables our team to provide significant added value – we can often save cost for our college clients as we are likely to have encountered similar situations and identified potential solutions before.
Further and Higher Education
Our team enjoys working with a range of further and higher education clients. We have delivered legal advice on many strategically important projects which have attracted significant profile and, in some cases, national interest.
We have long standing relationships with a number of independent schools and provide advice on a wide range of legal needs. As a result, our team has a reputation for understanding the pressures and challenges independent schools face. We believe that the team’s success is a direct result of us building a clear understanding of a school’s unique approach and culture alongside establishing strong working relationships.
“For several years now the school has received excellent counsel from a proactive, responsive and professional team. We were recommended to Greenwoods GRM by other schools and the recommendation has repeatedly proven itself as an excellent one.”
“I know I can rely on the team at Greenwoods to provide timely and pragmatic advice. They have a thorough understanding of the sector and this, as well as their expertise in their field, makes their advice particularly valuable.”
Our schools have long-standing relationships with Greenwoods, and we have found their support and advice invaluable over the years. As a dynamic organisation ourselves, we need more than ever a service responsive to our changing needs. Greenwoods, through its exemplary people, deliver this without compromise. We hold our partnership in the highest regard.”
Education / 6 June 2023