Academies specialist legal support
We are committed to the education sector and understand the challenges and opportunities it faces in this time of change. Whether you are considering academy conversion, transferring to a multi academy trust or expanding your multi academy trust, Hempsons are able to guide you through the process and beyond.
Meet our experts:
Helen Hirst – Helen’s experience of the education sector includes steering community, foundation, faith and PFI schools through the Academy conversion process. In addition, Helen advises multi academy trusts on acquiring existing academies through re-brokerage arrangements, as well as assisting academies who are themselves being transferred to multi academy trusts. She attends quarterly meetings with the Department for Education regarding academy conversion issues and policy decisions.
Deborah Ramshaw – Deborah advises schools and other educational institutions on public procurement and outsourcing contracts, and ensuring schools get the best value from their suppliers. In her spare time she is a member of an academy trust.