If you are a school considering conversion, or if you are the manager of a Multi-Academy Trust (MAT) working on bringing more schools into your MAT, we know that you will be looking for a law firm with the expertise to guide you through the process and ensure that everything runs smoothly. We also know that you will be looking for quality advice at an affordable price and complete transparency on costs.

Birketts is the firm for you. We are a large, regional law firm with offices in CambridgeChelmsfordIpswich and Norwich and we specialise in providing legal advice to schools. We have recruited lawyers specifically for their experience in advising schools, academy conversions. We have the expertise and experience that you need.

Our approach

We understand that the academy conversion process can be daunting, and that it involves a huge investment of time and resource on your part. Our practical approach provides you with a smooth and seamless conversion, where you will feel supported from start to finish. We offer:

  • a Senior Associate as your main point of contact, available to answer your questions throughout the process
  • a team of experienced lawyers
  • an initial meeting at the school to discuss any issues specific to your conversion, followed by a tailored and flexible approach to meet your needs
  • useful checklists, guidance and support throughout the process
  • a fixed fee service.

Our lawyers have experience of advising on every type of conversion, including primary and secondary schools, special needs schools, sponsored conversions, PFI schools, Catholic schools, and Church of England schools.

As a full service law firm, our team comprises specialists in all areas relevant to your conversion and future life as an academy. This means that by choosing to appoint us as your legal advisers you will have access to all the legal services you might require now and in the future.

We offer a free initial consultation and briefing to schools or MATs interested in using our services. If you are interested in this offer or for further information about our services, please get in touch.