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Academy Conversions

The academies programme has rapidly expanded over the last seven years. The expansion of the academy programme has seen a large number of multi-academy trusts being established and an increasing number of conversions from single to multi-academy trust status, re-brokerages of academies and academy trust mergers.  However, the number of law firms with experience of advising academies remains relatively small compared to the market.

Taylor Bracewell is recognised in the Legal 500 for its work with academies and offers ‘a dedicated and fit for purpose service. The team has particular expertise advising school trusts and academies on conversion and governance matters’. 

Our charity team has the expertise to advise you in your academy project including: 

  • Conversion to academy status
  • Establishment of single and multi-academy trusts
  • Conversion from single to multi-academy trust status
  • Establishment of Free Schools
  • Academy trust mergers
  • Re-brokerage of academies
  • Making a significant change to an academy trust
  • Amending articles of association
  • Amending funding agreements
  • Winding up academy trusts 

Post-Conversion Support 

We like to think that advising on your academy project is just the start of our relationship.  As our client you will have access to a wide range of legal services and we can advise on, for example: 

  • Trustee training and Governance.
  • Employment and HR
  • Admissions and appeals
  • Exclusions
  • Special Educational Needs
  • Child protection and safeguarding
  • Health and Safety
  • Data protection
  • Commercial contracts and grant funding.
  • Property matters
  • Trading matters
  • Establishing subsidiary companies.
  • Charity law
  • Corporate services
  • Collaborative ventures
  • Governance issues
  • Training for Academy Trustees

We understand the importance to you in obtaining value for money and we have a range of pricing options for your academy project including capped fees and fixed fee arrangements.

Our Charities team can also help you with the following areas

Academy Conversions

Call our experts today for friendly, helpful advice

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Charity Team Our Charity team is headed up by Phil Crawley who has helped both local and national charities and not for profit companies stay legally compliant. Meet the team

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If you are looking for legal experts to help you with your Charity Law needs, our team will give you a call back at the earliest opportunity. Alternatively, you can call our Doncaster office on 01302 341414 or our Sheffield office on 0114 272 1884
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