Our team of experienced legal advisers are genuine academy conversion experts. Our lawyers have been guiding schools through the transition since the first sponsor academies in 2003.
Our experience includes the conversion of every type and category of school from sponsor academies to converter academies, primary schools, grammar schools, PFI schools, church schools, maintained boarding schools and special schools. We also have extensive experience of establishing multi academy trusts and umbrella trusts.
To help smooth the way, we have developed 10 top tips for academy conversion.
Our lawyers' proactive approach and successful academy conversion track record has been recognised by independent legal directories Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners. They rank us in the top tier nationally.
"VWV is a ‘leading light’ in the sector and has acted on many high profile academy conversions" (Legal 500)
Our academy conversion team acts for schools and academies throughout England. Recent projects have seen us working with schools in places as far apart as Cumbria and Cornwall and Lincolnshire and Kent. We have offices based in London, Watford, Bristol and Birmingham. However, we don't charge for travelling time, so you can access our cost effective expertise regardless of your location.
For many of our clients, academy conversion is just the start of the relationship with us. We’re delighted to continue as trusted legal advisors to many converting academies, providing quality legal advice through our HR & Legal Services Retainer scheme.
VWV is a full service law firm which means we can advise you on any legal issue you face, including commercial contracts, governance & funding, academy sponsors, HR & employment, PFI, capital projects, property & construction, pupil welfare & compliance and trading.
Don't just take our word for it that we know what we are doing and that you are in safe hands for your academy conversion - see what our clients say.
Technically impressive and good at providing practical advice in plain English.