Education and Training

Services for schools, colleges and universities


Hampshire Legal Services delivers legal, governance and risk management advice to organisations delivering education in Hampshire and the wider region.

By choosing to work with Hampshire Legal Services on any legal matter - whether it’s a commercial contract, a safeguarding issue, an employment matter, or just checking a small legal point - you can be sure that our 70 specialist lawyers have experienced a similar issue before and know how to help.

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Schools

Legal advisors to over 500 academy and maintained schools

We currently work with over 500 schools across Hampshire and can offer you years of experience and expertise in advising schools, often drawing on knowledge and insight gained from working with colleagues from across the council to help deliver the right advice for you. What might be out-of-the-blue and unusual for you, will be very much the day-to-day for us.


What options are there for Academies and non-Hampshire maintained Schools?

Schools and Academy helpline:

Contact us regarding any query and as long as it doesn’t take longer than 30 minutes to resolve it’s covered by the helpline subscription for your school.

The first half hour of helpline advice per query is included, with advice and assistance beyond that provided at a reduced hourly rate.

Pay As You Go:

An easy way to access legal advice and help when you need it at a clear and cost effectiverate. Simply pay for the advice you need when you need it.

For more details and pricing please contact schoollegalsupport@hants.gov.uk


When we provide legal support to an academy, a multi-academy trust or a school in and around Hampshire, we know that we are working with like-minded people who have education at the heart of what they do, and that by sharing our resource and our wealth of knowledge we can deliver a highly cost effective expert legal service that provides the best value for money.


Whether you’re and academy, a MAT, a Hampshire maintained School or a school in and around Hampshire, our lawyers can assist in a wide range of matters including:

Governance

  • Data protection
  • FOI
  • Policies
  • Governing bodies

Property

  • Commercial leases
  • Sale of property
  • Sale of land
  • Planning

Commercial

  • Outsourcing services
  • Procurement
  • Contracts
  • Contract disputes
  • Debt recovery
  • Income generation
  • Licence agreements
  • Trading companies

Education

  • Admissions
  • Exclusions
  • Complaints and managing allegations
  • Safeguarding and inter agency matters
  • SEN
  • Policies
  • Immigration

Employment

  • Disputes
  • Dismissals
  • Contracts
  • Appeal hearings

 

 

Further & Higher Education

 

Hampshire Legal Services provides legal support to colleges and universities in Hampshire and the wider region – whether that’s employment advice to support the HR team, help around issues of data protection compliance, arranging a new lease or getting advice on a procurement matter.

To contact us please email hls@hants.gov.uk

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