Employment Services for Independent Schools

Employment matters are often the most frequent, emotive and pressing of legal issues a school faces. Each such issue is also often unique to the school or circumstances in question. As such there is rarely, if ever, a standard approach.

As longstanding advisors to numerous schools within the sector we understand the sensitivities around the management of employment matters. We pride ourselves on getting to the root of the issue, working with our clients to identify their preferred solution and then advising and supporting them in the achievement of their objective at an acceptable cost and level of risk.

We also work with clients in the preparation and delivery of strategic projects such as variations to pay scales, harmonisation of terms and conditions, restructuring of the workforce, collective redundancies and outsourcing of services.

Our advice is always clear and pragmatic.

We also offer a range of products, to include sector specific contracts of employment and associated employee handbooks, regular seminars and employment updates, as well as a quarterly newsletter.

Our team

Tom Watkins

Partner

Employment & HR

Direct Line +44 (0)113 297 8069

Ian Dawson

Partner

Employment & HR

Direct Line +44 (0)113 297 7735

Jim Wright

Partner

Employment & HR

Direct Line +44 (0)113 297 8938

Laura Giltrap

Solicitor

Employment & HR

Direct Line +44 (0)113 831 3805

Sarah West

Solicitor

Direct Line +44 (0)113 288 2852