Employment Law Advice and Support for Schools and Academies

Employment law for Schools & Academies

We provide specialist employment law services to schools, academies and colleges though out the South East Of England and therefore we understand the pressures schools face & tailor our employment law services specifically to suit.

Good employment relationships are essential to the success of any organisation, but never more so than in school or academy, where the morale of the teaching and support staff is an integral part of the environment. Negotiating the minefield of employment legislation however can be daunting.

Why we are right for your school.

We provide a full range of employment law services for schools, from recruitment advice to termination of employment and everything in between. From the outset we will get to know you and your school ensuring that the advice you will receive from us is tailored to suit your circumstances and as we deal with employment law, and only employment law, our knowledge is second to none. We can help to clarify the complexities of new employment legislation and specifically how it affects your staff and school. This combination of specialist employment knowledge, personal care and service and cost effective pricing is what we believe marks us out from other general legal firms and HR service providers.

“Baileyfields provide an outstanding level of service to their clients.
They are attentive, precise and effective.”
Charles Joseph, Brockhill Park Performing Arts College.

Areas we can help and advise you with

As specialist employment solicitors we provide proactive legal advice ensuring policies and procedures are in place to manage employment law issues and reducing the risk of claims. In the event of claims from employees we are skilled in achieving fair and successful outcomes. We can advise on the full spectrum of employment law including:

  • Staff recruitment and advertising
  • Restructures and redundancies
  • Dismissals and the grievance procedure
  • Contracts of employment and staff handbooks
  • Advice on sickness absence
  • Transfers of undertakings (TUPE)
  • Outsourcing of services (Catering and Cleaning services)
  • Advising on settlements and drafting settlement agreements
  • Advising and assisting with employment tribunal claims.

We believe in preventing disputes whenever possible but we are equally experienced at dispute resolution and negotiation and can meet with you and your employee to negotiate and mediate on your behalf. If you would like to find out more about our services for school and how we can help you please contact us on 01233 822537 or by emailing legalteam@baileyfields.com

“..it is so good to know that expert advice is only a call or email away. I would highly recommend Baileyfields, they create a highly professional yet personal relationship with you, their client.”

Maggie Scott, Buckswood School