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Lupton Fawcett acts for universities, colleges and schools nationwide and recognises that many educational institutions have particular needs beyond those of most commercial enterprises.

We talk and understand the language of the sector and provide schools and colleges with expertise in many different areas.

Our Property Team has expertise in the sale and purchase of student accommodation properties, including HMOs, drafting tenancy agreements, short term summer tenancy agreements, and guarantor agreements as well as advising on marketing literature and accommodation brochures sent to students.

Our Debt Recovery and Property Litigation Teams act for a number of student accommodation providers and has expertise in the recovery of rent arrears from students and/or guarantors. We additionally have expertise in dealing with and advising on problem tenants and all aspects of possession claims including: service of notices, issuing court proceedings and enforcement of possession orders.

Our Employment Team acts for a number of schools and colleges in both the public and private sector. The team has particular experience in: terms and conditions of employment (for teaching and non-teaching staff in both the public and private sectors); TUPE transfers from one educational establishment to another; trade union recognition agreements; restructuring and voluntary redundancies; whistleblowing problems in the public sector; safeguarding issues; and Employment Tribunal Claims.

Our Charities and Social Enterprises Group act for a number of schools and deal with a range of governance and trustee/directors' duties issues and deals with the Charity Commission on a range of related matters.

In addition, we have expertise in providing advice on health & safety issues such as fire regulations, civil liability issues, risk assessment, compliance and policy reviews, and environmental compliance.

This multi-disciplinary expertise allows us to provide solutions that meet all of your obligations and objectives.

Contact us

To find out more about our services in education law, get in touch using our contact details below. We have offices across Yorkshire, in Sheffield, Leeds and York.

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  • We have always found Lupton Fawcett staff to be helpful and they have dealt with matters in a prompt manner.

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