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Harrison Clark Rickerbys

Education

2 ranked lawyersBand 2UK-wideUK 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Dynamic education group with particular experience in child protection, employment law and school mergers. Adept at handling data protection issues and real estate transactions, in addition to contentious matters such as disability discrimination and unfair dismissal claims. Frequently advises independent schools and multi-academy trusts, as well as leading school sector associations and representative bodies.

Strengths

One client says:"They are real-world lawyers - they are practical in their advice and guidance and speak plain English."

Another client remarks: "It is a responsive and pragmatic team with the depth to ensure that I always receive excellent advice."

Interviewees reveal: "They really get under the skin of a project and find the best way to move forward."

Work highlights

Assisted Dene Magna School with judicial review proceedings relating to the decision of the South West Regional School Commissioner to grant approval of the school's application to the Secretary of State for Education to open a new sixth form at Gloucestershire College’s Cinderford campus.

Notable practitioners

Kristine Scott is a respected education lawyer with a strong reputation for her representation of independent schools. She handles an array of highly sensitive matters, including regulatory compliance, parental complaints and safeguarding issues.
"Her longstanding experience in the independent schools sector means that she is ideally placed to answer questions on multifaceted issues." "She is steeped in education law knowledge and is exceptionally intelligent."

Oliver Daniels is a senior associate in the firm's education team. He frequently assists independent schools and academies with restructurings, parental complaints, whistle-blowing disclosures and TUPE aspects of school mergers.
"He is good at expressing things in a way that avoids legalese and pre-empting what we want to do.""He always provides carefully thought out and sensible legal advice."

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Education: Institutions (Schools)


Kristine Scott
Band 2
Oliver Daniels
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