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Employment and Education Law

BUSINESS OBJECTIVES ACHIEVED

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The Employment team at Forbes has extensive, regular experience of acting on behalf of educational establishments in advising on both contentious and non-contentious issues.

The team works closely with clients to produce effective results in all situations; and is regularly asked to brief governing bodies regarding employment issues within the workplace. Our recent experience includes:-

  • Representing a school or local education authority in a 10 day Trade Union detriment case;
  • Appearing on behalf of a governing body in the leading case on the calculation of pension loss under the Teachers Pension Scheme;
  • Regularly advising and assisting in the negotiation of Settlement Agreements including dealing with the dismissal of head teachers and other senior staff;
  • Regularly advising on internal staffing issues including advice on restructures;
  • Assisting in Trade Union negotiations;
  • Advising on the avoidance of strike action;
  • Advice on the legitimacy of balloting for strike action alongside the implications of strike action when taken;
  • Dealing with many Tribunal cases involving sensitive child protection issues;
  • Representing management at internal appeals against dismissal;
  • Advising and assisting on the implementation of collective agreements and local variations to the same.

Our experience covers advising a whole plethora of educational establishments; including public schools, academies, pre-schools, maintained and voluntary aided schools. In addition, we are also regularly consulted by the Local Education Authority in relation to wider educational issues.

We now offer HR Complete, a fixed-cost insurance-backed employment law protection scheme for employers.

HR Complete

For further information please contact the Head of our Education Group - Jonathan Holden

LASBM Approved Partner

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Chris Booth

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Daniel Milnes

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Employment & HR

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