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The message from our schools who have converted to academy status is clear: they trust an education legal services provider to deliver on the technical aspects of the process, but what truly sets a law firm apart is good communication and a focus on meeting targets within given timescales. We strive to provide effective and all-encompassing education solicitor services to allow you to focus on the things that matter most.
Legal advice for schools surrounding academisation can be a complex issue, and getting things wrong can be costly. Our dedicated team of education solicitors are here to support your school at a cost that works for you. We understand budgets can be limited, and whether you are a small rural school looking to convert to academy status or a large academy working towards becoming a multi-trust academy we can assist in a number of areas to help you to achieve these goals within your budget.
By using HY Education for your school’s conversion, you can be confident in achieving a seamless transfer of responsibilities. Moreover, we understand that every conversion represents a significant step in a school’s future. Ensuring that a school feels fully supported and is set up correctly from the outset of the change is paramount to our approach. As a boutique education law firm, our specialist team can provide specific education legal advice and aid you with strategic decision making.

Support Areas

  • Articles of Association
  • Funding Agreements
  • Transfers of Staff (TUPE)
  • Transfers of Property
  • Changes to Status
  • Changes to T&Cs of Employment
  • Stakeholder Consultation
  • Corporate Structuring
  • Joining a MAT

Our Approach

As dedicated education solicitors, the HY Education team are perfectly positioned to provide support for schools, in areas including, but not limited to, property and land transfers, commercial advice, and employment law advice, which are all key elements of the process of converting to academy status.

We always provide support in a timely manner. When legal issues arise, you need advice quickly, which is why at HY Education our focus is on responsiveness. If you need assistance, we acknowledge and assign all requests immediately and in the majority of cases will provide a response back to you within a maximum of 24 hours.