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Employment law & HR advice for education

  • Many academies and further education providers often find themselves with employment law and HR challenges when moving away from the comfort of the public sector. At Wilkin Chapman, we can provide you with HR and employment law advice which is geared to the modern education sector.

    We have advised and represented local authorities, education departments, various colleges of further and higher education as well as “old style” and “new style” academies at secondary and primary level.

    Practical and commercially focused advice

    Often you simply need practical and commercially focused advice to avoid or resolve an issue.

    We take a pragmatic, problem solving approach rather than simply giving text book answers and will always seek to find a sensible solution to a tricky situation, with assessments of potential risks.

    Our team of highly experienced employment law solicitors are all HR specialists, which means we can help you with the whole spectrum of employment issues ranging from run of the mill HR issues to more complex investigations and potential claims.

    We are local and can be with you at short notice

    Our 11 strong team are always available by telephone and email and commit to returning calls and emails the same day, usually within the hour. Covering Lincolnshire and the East Riding of Yorkshirewe can easily attend meetings with you at short notice including evening governors’ meetings if the need arises.

    Employment advice line
    – cost effective advice when you need it

    Our comprehensive HR and employment advice line service costs from as little at £100 per month.

    Providing unlimited telephone and email advice HR and employment law expertise has never been so affordable.

    Keeping up with the changing education climate

    We are familiar with both national and local terms and conditions (having advised local authority HR departments for over 10 years) and in addition to dealing with particular problems, can work with you to review contracts, policies and procedures in light of the changing education climate.

    Public sector support and expertise at your fingertips

    We also have a dedicated public sector team who can provide you with services and support. They can help you in relation to compliance, regulatory matters and investigations, parental complaints and exclusion appeals. We have a number of staff who have significant experience in the public sector and can conduct complex investigations and enquiries, or manage one off projects, should the need arise.

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    Teresa Thomas

    Teresa Thomas

    Partner and Head of Employment
    01472 262637
    Tracy Rowbotham

    Tracy Rowbotham

    Employment Advisor
    01472 265984