It is vital that educational establishments and organisations operating within the education sector are compliant with the relevant regulations and legislation.

From issues surrounding governance and staff, through to students and property, there are a wide variety of sector-specific regulations and practices to be aware of.

Whether you’re in need of legal advice and guidance for a school, college, or university, we can help.

Our skilled and experienced team are experts in education law, so they can offer reliable, specialist advice and insights.

We offer advice for academies, free schools, independent schools, and trust schools, as well as Higher and Further Education establishments, including universities and colleges. 

Our education services include:


  • Setting up academies, free schools, trust schools, and nurseries
  • Governance advice
  • School and college mergers
  • Property advice
  • Capital redevelopment
  • Pastoral care
  • Contracts
  • Employment law
  • Dispute resolution
  • Debt recovery
  • Data protection and Freedom of Information
  • Tax, Corporation Tax and VAT

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Why Ackroyd Legal?

We’re committed to delivering the highest level of service, alongside honest, sensitive, and professional advice. Our job is to make your life easier, at every stage of the process. We’re ready to help you with any aspect of law for the education and higher education sectors.

Here are just some of the reasons to choose Ackroyd Legal for education law requirements:

Education sector experts

As specialist education sector law solicitors, we have a wealth of experience and expertise in a diverse range of issues. We can offer cost-effective, pragmatic advice to secure the best outcome for you.

We put you first

From the moment you get in touch, we put you first. Our skilled and experienced team of legal experts will work hard to find the best solution for you and deliver the best possible outcome.

Fixed fees

When you work with Ackroyd Legal, you pay a single, fixed fee. There’s no hidden costs or unexpected charges. We’ll provide you with a fixed quote before we start work and ensure you understand exactly what you’ll be paying, and what you’ll receive in return.

Communication is key

We listen to your needs, and we keep you in the loop at every stage of the process. When you work with us, you’ll be introduced to your own case handler, who will ensure are kept informed. They’ll always be on hand if you need them.

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