Student contract, policies and procedures
SafeguardingSafeguarding policy, incidents and any litigation
ParentsParent contract, debt, fees in advance, change in family circumstance (separation/divorce)
EmploymentContracts, policies, recruitment, employment procedures, dismissal
ImmigrationRight to Work checks, sponsorship requirements
GovernanceCommittees and terms of office, decision-making
ConstitutionIncluding charitable status, public benefit
Commercial contractsKey contracts
Intellectual propertyFor domestic and international collaborations
PropertyTo include planning, construction and environmental
Complaints and litigationFocusing on lessons learned

Contact us to discuss our bespoke pricing for your School.

Services for our State School and Academy clients

Send claims package

We are highly experienced in overseeing discrimination claims, from initial instructions through to the Tribunal hearings. We advise on a wide variety of issues, including recently advising a client through the Upper-Tribunal Appeals Process following an upwards referral from SEND proceedings on a point of law from the First-Tier Tribunal.

We offer tailored, practical and pragmatic advice on managing what are often emotionally charged disputes for all involved. We advise, amongst other things, on identifying “reasonable adjustments”, obtaining the relevant professional input and on managing the school, parent and student relationship.

Please contact us to discuss the special rates we offer for the management of SEND Tribunal claims.

Services for the Nursery and Early Years sector

The CMA investigation into the Nursery and Early Years sector

Following a never before seen level of complaints from the general public about the behaviour of certain businesses during the recent lockdown, the Competition and Markets Authority launched its Coronavirus (COVID-19) taskforce.

The taskforce singled out a number of sectors, one of which was the Nursery and Early Years sector. The taskforce identified that a significant number of providers were breaching consumer law by:

Whilst, at the time of writing, no formal investigations have been launched in respect of any particular operators, it will only be a matter of time before they are. Therefore, operators should be acting now to ensure that their contracts and operations comply with consumer law.

We have produced a form of contract for the supply of Nursery and Early Years services to consumers. The contract has been drafted with consumer compliance at its heart and, can be easily tailored to an operator’s specific requirements. This contract represents an incredibly cost-effective way for operators to ensure their contracts and dealings with parents remain compliant with consumer law.

For further information and pricing, please contact Sara Sayer, Senior Associate, Solicitor-Advocate and FRSA from Birketts’ Education Team.

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