Education Law Update


Theme: Education

12 March 2019, 9.30am registration (9.45am start) – 1.00pm (followed by lunch) Freeths Nottingham, (with Video Conferencing Equipment to Freeths offices in Leicester, Birmingham, Manchester, London and Sheffield)

Please note we offer the option to attend this course via video conference at another of our offices to make it accessible to as many EM Lawshare members as possible. We do our best to deliver the best experience we can with the technology we have, but inevitably it may not be as effective as attending the course in person. We always appreciate your feedback and make improvements if we can.

Presented by Sharpe Pritchard

Course overview

The scale of academy conversion has meant significant changes to the local education environment. Join us for a discussion of key issues facing local authorities in a post-academy world, which will include an update on legal issues arising in the education sector, changes to policies, legislation and case law which affect education functions.

Topics to be covered include:

• Place planning duties
• SEN and tribunals
• Home/school transport
• Coordinated admissions process
• Education otherwise than at school / welfare and inclusion
• Non-school attendance

Suitable audience:

Local authority legal advisers and education officers

Overview and topics to be covered include:

• Place planning duties
• SEN and tribunals
• Home/school transport
• Coordinated admissions process
• education otherwise than at school / welfare and inclusion
• non-school attendance

Interactive elements

The course will include a discussion forum.

Duration: Half a day (3 training hours) including lunch


This course will cover:

A Ethics professionalism and judgement
B Technical legal practice
B2 Legal research
B4 Draft documents
B6 Negotiation
C Working with other people
C1 Communicate clearly and effectively
D Managing themselves and their own work

Presenter profiles:

Annie Moy, Sharpe Pritchard specialises in public procurement and commercial contracts, with particular experience in social infrastructure schemes. Annie is the lead partner responsible for education projects and regularly advises on the establishment and construction of new schools and associated community facilities and on the conversion, transfer and re-brokerage of academies. Annie also advises on strategic technology projects, social care projects, regeneration schemes, housing, PPP and PFI projects.

Catherine Newman, Sharpe Pritchard is involved in education projects and has advised on the commercial aspects of a large number of academy conversions. These have included complex sponsored academy projects and issues related to on-going school works, PFI contracts, onsite children’s centres, loans, grants and the provision of on-going council services to academies.

Catherine also has significant expertise in the field of education law and advises on numerous queries related to necessary statutory procedures for changes to maintained schools, the outsourcing of school education related services and consents for disposal of school land and playing fields.

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If you would like to send a list of registrants, please email Julie.Scheller@freeths.co.uk.