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Wrigleys Solicitors LLP

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What the team is known for

Comprehensive education practice advising academies, faith schools and independent schools on a wide range of important matters. Possesses particular expertise with regard to academy conversions, governance reviews and employment law matters. Demonstrates further experience in charities law, PFI schemes and SEN issues.

Strengths

One client remarks that Wrigleys has "a very knowledgeable team of lawyers."

Another notes: "They ensure that clients are made fully aware of all legal options and risks facing them, and provide excellent advice on the best way to proceed."

"The firm isvery efficient and provides thorough and timely advice," say sources.

Work highlights

Advised Harlington Upper School on its reconstitution into a multi-academy trust called The Pyramid Schools Trust.

Notable practitioners

Alexandra Slater is a solicitor in Wrigleys' Leeds office with a focus on handling real estate mandates for education sector clients. She frequently assists both single and multi-academy trusts on leasehold and freehold transfers of land.
"Alexandra is extremely knowledgeable. Her approach is to make recommendations which are solution-focused and ensure that deadlines are met. She works very efficiently and is extremely reliable."

Graham Shaw specialises in assisting clients with conversions and transfers involving individual academies, as well as faith, maintained and free schools. He also has significant expertise in relation to contract disputes, safeguarding matters and funding arrangements.
"He is very responsive, takes the time to get to know the client and provides really high-quality advice." "He was patient, thorough and able to explain matters in simple terms."

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Overview

Wrigleys' traditional expertise with trusts and charities has led the firm to work with a large number of academies, independent schools, colleges and universities.

The firm has considerable experience of the legal structures and the legislative frameworks which govern the provision of most educational services.

Additional areas of legal expertise include:​

  • Land and buildings.
  • Commercial contracts.
  • Employment and HR.
  • Pensions and shared services.
  • Salary sacrifice arrangements.
  • Joint ventures.
  • Raising finance through bonds and other investments.

Members

Billington, Chris

King, Sue

Shaw, Graham

Slater, Alexandra

Wilson, Elizabeth

Wrigley, Tim

Education: Institutions (Schools)

Wrigleys Solicitors LLP

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Location

19 Cookridge Street

Leeds

West Yorkshire

UK

LS2 3AG

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Education: Institutions (Schools)


Alexandra Slater
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Graham Shaw
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