We are specialists in the academy conversion process and have advised on the successful conversion of over 200 academies to both single and multi-academy trusts.

For helpful support, articles and information, visit our dedicated Academy Conversion website or download our Academies brochure here.

Our team is made up of highly trained legal experts who specialise across the wide range of disciplines involved in the conversion process, including corporate and commercial, employment, property and construction law.

Whichever stage of the process your school is at, our dedicated team can help:

For schools converting to academies:

We understand that academy conversion can be a daunting process for schools and so we guarantee a senior solicitor as your single point of contact. Our dedicated team has leading experts in the key areas required to complete your conversion throughout:

  • Registration and application
  • Completion of legal formalities
  • Final Preparation
  • Academy completion and post-conversion

For existing academies:

Whether your academy is long-established or recently converted, we understand the issues academies face and are on hand to assist with all legal issues, including:

  • Creating your own academy trust
  • Joining an existing academy trust
  • Procurement issues
  • Governance

We understand budget constraints and can provide a fixed fee for your conversion that will remain fixed. Our services are tailored to meet your individual requirements, and we operate within a fixed fee structure to ensure transparency and enable you to budget for your costs.

If you are considering conversion, we would be happy to meet with you on a free no-obligation basis to discuss the steps involved.