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Moore Barlow LLP

Education: Institutions (Schools)

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What the team is known for

Possesses a deep understanding of employment law, pastoral care and commercial issues faced by schools. Particularly praised for expertise in matters intersecting with education law such as data protection, IP and all manner of disputes. Well known for its extensive independent school client base. Recommended for advice on parental complaints, disability discrimination claims and safeguarding issues.

Strengths

“They are approachable, customer-focused and provide excellent value for money," one client says, adding: "They have a real can-do attitude which, paired with their exceptional knowledge, makes them a remarkable team to work with.”

"The team are incredibly committed, knowledgeable and answer queries promptly," another client reveals.

Sources say: "It is a very well-respected firm with people who know and understand the challenges of schools and staffing in particular."

Work highlights

Advised Effingham Schools Trust with regard to its consultation over exiting the Teachers’ Pension Scheme and offering an alternative, namely, a defined contribution scheme.

Notable practitioners

Adam McRae-Taylor assists with employment matters in the education sector, primarily for independent schools and multi-academy trusts. He has particular expertise in relation to pensions matters and TUPE transfers.
“Adam is extremely knowledgeable and gives sound advice.” “His advice is intelligent, well thought out and considered. He is reliable and prepared to go the extra mile to assist his clients.”

Ben Collingwood regularly advises independent schools on pastoral and employment matters. He is particularly adept at assisting with safeguarding issues, parental complaints and historic abuse allegations.
“Ben will always go the extra mile to provide support. His advice is considered, targeted and straightforward to follow.” “He provides superb advice and is quick to respond.”

Joanna Lada-Walicki advises independent school clients on a range of sensitive reputational matters. She is particularly adept at handling cases concerning allegations of abuse and misconduct levelled against staff, as well as advising on Teachers’ Pension Scheme matters.
“She has excellent knowledge and is able to absorb information quickly in order to clearly set out the options and risks." "Joanna is calm, measured and provides clear advice that is understandable to clients.”

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Overview

Moore Barlow's advise senior leaders and governors of leading independent schools of various sizes on all the key legal issues that affect their operations and strategic plans.

The independent schools team at Moore Barlow are associated with ISBA, HMC, AGBIS, BSA and IAPS and regularly attend as speakers at their conference and other events.





Education: Institutions (Schools)

Moore Barlow LLP

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Location

The Oriel

Sydenham Road

Guildford

Surrey

UK

GU1 3SR

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Education: Institutions (Schools)


Adam McRae-Taylor
Associates to watch
Ben Collingwood
Band 4
Joanna Lada-Walicki
Band 3