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HR & Legal Services Retainer

HR and Legal Services Retainer for Academies and Schools

Expert Legal Advice for Academies and Schools

In response to feedback from academies and schools, we have developed a cost effective legal advice and support service which covers every area of law a school or academy could ever need. This is a national scheme designed to give you confidence to take legal advice as and when you need it, 24/7.

This is the VWV HR & Legal Services Retainer, the equivalent of a virtual in-house legal team.

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Our Relationship with You

Our comprehensive service enables us to become your virtual in-house legal team. It is important to us that you see us as your trusted legal advisers, so that we are able to guide you through your immediate and long term decisions. For this reason we take time to get to know you and understand your priorities.


Legal Advice When You Need It

By providing practical and timely legal advice, our lawyers ensure that you are in the driving seat, not 'sitting on the fence' unsure of your strategic options.

We are the largest team of specialist education lawyers in the country which enables us to offer a comprehensive range of legal services including HR & employment, governor services, pupil welfare & compliance, estate management, capital projects, commercial contracts, ICT, procurement and trading.


Key Features of the HR and Legal Services Retainer

 

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Our services delivered exclusively by sector specialist lawyers:

4 hours legal advice per term (of up to an hour)

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8 hours legal advice per term (of up to an hour)

 

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Unlimited number of queries per term (of up to an hour)

   

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Preferential off scope academy rates

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Legal health check of key pupil policies

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Subscription to Academies & Schools Law Brief

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Designated client relationship manager

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10% reduction on employment documentation & statutory pupil policies

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25% discount on VWV training events

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Insurance backed options available

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1 free place a year on a vwv training event

 

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2 free places a year on a vwv training event

   

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1 on site advice meeting per year of up to 2 hours

   

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Annual provision of template disciplinary, capability & redundancy tool kits

   

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Annual provision of template settlement agreement

   

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Download a copy of the HR & Legal Services Retainer key features.


Bespoke Packages for Multi Academy Trusts (MATs)

We work with many multi academy trusts and have developed products and services which reflect the multi academy trust governance structures. Naturally we understand that multi academy trusts seek economies of scale and added value. Talk to us about our comprehensive legal support packages, specifically designed to enhance your multi academy trust's activities and strategic aims.


For more information regarding our fixed fee HR & Legal Services Retainer for academies, MATs and schools, please contact Yvonne Spencer on 0117 314 5202, or Alice Reeve on 0117 314 5383.

I have had a very long relationship with VWV. I find it very reassuring to be in such competent and professional hands.

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Meet the Team

We provide academies with experienced education lawyers who are always on hand to give practical solutions to problems and the confidence to react positively to opportunities.

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Yvonne Spencer
Partner

Education Law

Academies, MATs & Schools

Alice Reeve
Partner

Employment Law

Independent Schools

Academies, MATs & Schools

Con Alexander
Partner

Charity Law

Governance

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