Who we are
Harrison Clark Rickerbys are leading specialists in Education Law in the UK. Our head office is local to you in Worcester, and we also have offices in Birmingham, Hereford, Wye Valley, Cheltenham, Thames Valley, Cambridge and London.
We are one of only a small number of firms nationally recognised by the leading legal directories for the work that we do in the education sector. In 2018, we won the Education Investor Award for “Best Legal Advisor to Educational Institutions”, and in 2019, we were a finalist in both the “Best Legal Advisor to Educational Institutions” and “Best Legal Advisor – Deal making” categories.
What we offer
Harrison Clark Rickerbys’ education team is committed to working in partnership with our school clients and this year celebrates 50 years of advising the education sector.
Our multi-disciplinary team, who together act for more than 450 schools, is made up of 9 partners, 3 senior associates, and 4 solicitors with significant expertise and experience in all legal affairs relating to schools. We regularly advise schools on :
- Pastoral matters (including admissions, exclusions, parental complaints, SENDIST and safeguarding)
- Employment & HR support
- Corporate and Company law
- Commercial contracts
- Compliance (including Making Significant Changes)
- Data Protection and GDPR
- Ofsted challenges
- Dispute Resolution (including Judicial Reviews)
- Property & Construction
- Planning & Environment
- Debt Recovery
- International ventures
Our team regularly speaks at regional and national sector conferences and frequently delivers training to governing bodies and senior leadership teams on a wide range of legal and strategic issues, including governor duties, employment law, safeguarding, risk identification and management.
How can your school benefit
Our objective is to deliver outstanding client service at a reasonable price. By taking time to listen and get to know your school, we will add real value where it matters to our school clients.
We will happily invest time answering ad hoc queries to ensure a long term mutually beneficial relationship.
We are able to offer tailored packages to schools, at a competitive cost to suit the individual school.
We are committed to responding to queries and messages, by way of an initial acknowledgement, within 24 hours of receipt.
As local solicitors with nationally recognised expertise, we are delighted to visit your school
to really get to know and understand your values and strategic objectives.
We are Lexcel accredited.
We are very proud of our long partnership history with the education sector and are totally committed to continuing to support it.