Steele Raymond LLP's Education Law Team has close ties with the local education community and has acted for the major education institutions in Dorset, ie Bournemouth & Poole College and Bryanston School.
Steele Raymond LLP's Education Law Team also acts for a number of other education bodies, including grant maintained and private schools. It is familiar with the challenges which the education sector faces, particularly in terms of proliferating legislation, and has regularly advised on education issues such as the implications of charitable status, value added tax in property transactions involving exempt or partially exempt parties, the impact of the Education Acts and representation in Special Education Needs and other specialist tribunals.
It is thought that Steele Raymond LLP is the only firm in Dorset with a dedicated Education Law Team. It regularly receives referrals from the Law Society and from other solicitors as a result of this expertise.
Particular issues covered are:
- Constitutional issues, conduct of meetings, potential liabilities of governors etc.
- Local authority asset vesting
- Substantial property and other issues involving e.g. vires and other factors relevant to the Education sector
- Employment and disciplinary issues