Schools and academies face ever-changing commercial and political challenges. Our lawyers are experienced in the legal issues that affect both the public and private education sector and will identify and support opportunities for development.
We provide tailored, pragmatic and relevant support across a full range of legal services to the operators and managers of schools, colleges and universities. Our team has extensive experience of high-profile projects for higher and further education and are experienced at working closely with Headteachers, Bursars and Governors.
We can also offer:
- Liaising with Charity Commission, advising clients on the Charities Act and setting up charitable trusts.
- Regulatory documents such as student charters and formulating academic rules and regulations and handling data protection issues including requests for information.
- Safeguarding legal responsibilities, staff discipline, involvement of police and whistleblowing matters.
“The education practice has extensive experience advising schools, higher education institutions and local authorities on the full spectrum of issues.”
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- 11 May 2022
The right to disconnect
The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has meant that, for many people, the boundary between work and home life has become blurred. A vast amount of people were suddenly required to work from home which meant for many, homes became offices and this has resulted in many struggling to disconnect from work outside of their working hours.
- 10 May 2022
Brain fog and unlawful discrimination risks
Brain fog has been in the news lately because of its association with Long Covid and the menopause. But what is brain fog and how should employers support staff suffering from it?
- 10 May 2022
Building Safety Act receives Royal Assent
The long-anticipated Building Safety Act (BSA) has completed its passage through Parliament and received Royal Assent. The BSA, which is the culmination of reforms following the Grenfell fire tragedy, has both been described as ‘the biggest changes to building safety legislation’ and having ‘changed beyond all recognition’ from the Building Safety Bill first introduced.
- 09 May 2022
The motivation challenge in the workplace
As the challenges of the 21st century become even tougher , the pressure placed on employers continues to mount. It is no wonder that in this environment, senior organisational leaders are prioritising talent acquisition, talent engagement and talent retention.
- 05 May 2022
Clarkslegal unveils a brand refresh
Clarkslegal adapts for the road ahead as it unveils a brand refresh covering a new logo, values and website.
“Excellent support for decades, including innovative and groundbreaking projects. We are always grateful for their straightforward commercial advice, their real commitment to understanding our objectives and values and their desire to ensure a close working relationship with us as a client.”
University of Reading
“Clarkslegal have always provided a highly professional legal service to CfBT. The team are highly skilled and able to cut to the ‘heart of the problem’ very quickly. Their written work is of a consistently high standard and all the team are a pleasure to work with.”