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We bring together specialists in the wide range of legal disciplines required to establish an Academy, such as funding, charities, property, construction and employment. We work closely with academy sponsors, project managers and individual schools to bring the academy to life on time and on budget. Our particular expertise is setting up multi-academy structures and taking schools through the new academy conversion process. We are also advising a number of parent led groups on setting up free schools and we are the legal advisers to the New Schools Network.
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New EU Procurement ThresholdsBy Clare Reddy, Owen Williams
New EU procurement thresholds came into effect on 1 January 2014 for the period until 31 December 2015. Download our journal article to find out more.
The regime relating to disposals of school playing fields and landBy Leo Stevens
Following the publication of new guidance and advice on the disposal of school playing fields and public land by the DfE in November 2012, we have summarised the position in respect of the disposal of any land used or formerly used as a school, whether playing fields or not, by Local Authorities, Trustees, Governing Bodies or Academy Trusts.
Area of law: Academies22nd October 2014, 8:15am - 10:00am, 5 Chancery Lane, Clifford's Inn, London, EC4A 1BL, EC4A 1BL