Flint Bishop Solicitors are pleased to announce the commencement of support from one of the region’s leading Education specialist Solicitor, John Walker.
John specialises in converting schools into Academies and the formation of Multi-Academy Trusts and Collaborative Academy Trusts. He has worked with schools at every stage in the process, from an informal initial conversation right through to post conversion support. He has worked with free schools, maintained schools, schools who are sponsors, schools who are being sponsored and trusts who are looking to grow, and with groups of schools looking to form their own trust
John has already made huge advances in his new post and has been hosting several Education Academy Conversion sessions throughout Derby, Leicester and Nottingham. These events were intended to give school business managers, head teachers, staff and other key stakeholders the information they may require regarding converting to an Academy and to form a trust. The events started in January and have since become very popular in the wake of the budget updates from the Government.
The Education team have been nominated twice for the ‘Education Investor’ awards in 2014 and 2015 for their contribution to giving legal advice. The team currently support more than 100 schools around the region and these numbers continue to increase.
John Walker’s support means that Flint Bishop are now able to offer an all-round service offering advice and project management as well as simply being on hand to discuss any concerns.
Senior Partner, Andrew Cochrane comments “I am very pleased that John has decided to support Flint Bishop in our Education offering at the firm. The team has been increasing over the last few years and have gained a great reputation. John is well known to the region and has dealt with a myriad of schools. His reputation and desire for success is excellent and I wish him every success in his new post.”