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Independent Schools Lawyers

Practical Legal Advice for Independent Schools

Successful independent schools need experienced legal advisers who understand the complex interplay of education law and best practice.

Schools tell us that they want pragmatic support for their senior management teams and governors to help them run a thriving school that delivers the best outcomes for the school community. We provide them with education lawyers who are always on hand to give practical legal solutions to problems and the confidence to react positively to opportunities within the sector.

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Expert Legal Advice for School Heads, Bursars and Governors

We are trusted legal advisers and friends to a great many heads, bursars and chairs of governors of independent schools who rely on our proactive advice and 24/7 support. Every client relationship is managed by a partner who commits to knowing your school's unique culture and is supported by a large team of specialist lawyers who all understand your perspective and have a genuine passion for independent schools.

Our experience over more than 20 years acting for the full range of independent schools enables us to identify common issues and difficulties and means that we will never have to reinvent the wheel for you. Our fixed price tailored products and services, including the parent contract and school fees recovery scheme give you cost effective and affordable solutions to areas of custom and practice that are common throughout the sector.


Free Access to Legal Resources Through OnStream

In response to our 2016 compliance survey, we have launched a dedicated compliance portal for independent schools.

OnStream brings together a collection of resources, know-how and experience in one place. Whether your school has a compliance officer, a compliance committee, or simply a group of dedicated professionals trying to keep up to date, we have designed OnStream to be your first port of call for all compliance related queries.

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Automate and Simplify Key Compliance Tasks Using My OnStream

We have also developed an online compliance management system,
My OnStream. The software offers a range of cost-effective solutions, tailored to your school and is designed to help schools keep on top of regulatory change.

Functionality includes:

  • E-learning to demonstrate staff have read and understood key policies
  • Policy Tracker to enable you to share, track and record that staff have read school policies and key documents

  • SCR+ to enable safer recruitment and help populate your Single Central Register

  • Review for effective staff appraisals to encourage achievement of objectives aligned to your school’s development plan

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Added Value

We think ahead for schools and keep them up to date with the latest law and best practice through our Schools Law Brief (subscribe) and by running numerous practical training seminars. We support all the independent school associations and are regularly invited to speak at their events and conferences.


For legal advice from experienced education lawyers, please contact Barney Northover on 0117 314 5395.

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Meet the Team

Our independent schools lawyers have a broad variety of legal expertise and offer a full legal service to the independent schools sector

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Barney Northover - Partner & Education Lawyer in Bristol - VWV Solicitors
Partner

Independent Schools

Charity Law

Governance

Simon Bevan - Partner & Education Employment Lawyer in Bristol - VWV Solicitors
Partner

Employment Law

Independent Schools

Tabitha Cave - Partner & Dispute Resolution Solicitor in Bristol - VWV Solicitors
Partner

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