Fixed fee education retainer

At Birkett Long we understand that schools, colleges, universities and other educational institutions need cost effective legal advice on their education law issues.

Our education solicitors provide pragmatic advice in a timely manner that is tailored to your particular circumstances. We strive to set out your legal position clearly, whilst providing you with effective solutions to your education law matters.  

We have created three fixed fee retainer schemes which, as a minimum, include providing you with legal advice relating to:-

  • Admissions, including admissions appeals
  • Attendance of students
  • Charging for education (including advice on what you can and cannot charge for)
  • Claims of discrimination
  • Complaints about a curriculum
  • Complaints made to a Further Education or a Higher Education institution
  • Discipline and exclusions, including powers of teachers to discipline
  • Duties of head teachers and teachers
  • Failure to provide appropriate education (including claims of negligence)
  • Health and Safety
  • Information rights of parents/pupils or other concerned individuals under the Data Protection Act and/or the Freedom of Information Act
  • Inspections of education providers
  • Pastoral care, safeguarding and welfare of pupils (including matters relating to trips)
  • Provision of transport to and from school (including advice on laws relating to road safety and checks on drivers and volunteers)
  • Reporting requirements to parents and the keeping of educational records
  • Special Educational Needs (SEN)
  • The National Curriculum

The three schemes available are:

Birkett Long Education Law

  • 8 hours of written and/or telephone legal advice per year
  • Legal health check of key pupil policies
  • Subscription to our Education Law newsletter
  • A designated education law solicitor

£1000 plus VAT per annum

Birkett Long Education Plus

  • 10 hours of written and/or telephone legal advice per year
  • Legal health check of key pupil policies
  • Review of governing document/constitution, whether that be Memorandum and Articles of Association or otherwise
  • Subscription to our Education Law newsletter
  • A designated education law solicitor
  • Preferential rates for our BLHR service
  • Guaranteed place on all Birkett Long Legal Update Breakfast Clubs and other legal update seminars
  • One on site advice meeting per year of up to 2 hours or one on premises training seminar of up to 2 hours per year.

£1600 plus VAT per annum

Birkett Long Education Premium

  • Unlimited written and/or telephone legal advice
  • Legal health check of key pupil policies
  • Review of governing document/constitution, whether that be Memorandum and Articles of Association or otherwise
  • Subscription to our Education Law newsletter
  • A designated education law solicitor
  • Extended preferential rates for our BLHR service
  • Invitation to and guaranteed place on all Birkett Long Legal update breakfast clubs and other legal update seminars  
  • Two on site advice meetings per year of up to 2 hours per meeting or two on premises training seminars of up to 2 hours per seminar, per year.

£2,500 plus VAT per annum

For further information or any questions you may have, contact our Education Law solicitor Thomas Emmett on 01245 453847 or at thomas.emmett@birkettlong.co.uk.

 

Multi Academy Trusts (MAT)

We have worked with MATs to develop products to suit their MAT’s particular needs, including, for example, incorporating our fixed fee debt recovery service into the Education Law retainer. 

We also work with MAT’s to understand what can add value to the products we provide to them, on a non-chargeable basis. 

Staff re-order for Education page

  • Thomas Emmett
  • Stephen Avila