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Welcome to Clarkson Wright & Jakes’ Academies Team. We are a team of specialist solicitors who have an in-depth understanding of the education sector including the unique implications and corporate governance requirements of an Academy. This enables us to offer expert and cost-effective legal advice and guidance on the full range of issues affecting Academies.

  • Amanda Mehlin
      • 01689 887808
      • 07880 555561
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  • Judith Curran
      • 01689 887812
      • 07787 228116
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  • Amanda Custis
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  • Ben Madden
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We can also provide ongoing legal support to the Academy under a simple retainer for a fee payable each term or advice on an ad hoc basis if preferred.

Our team of specialist academy solicitors are on hand to assist you with:

Commercial issuesBen Madden
Employment law issuesJudith Curran
Land and property issues – Emily Carey
Dispute ResolutionAmanda Mehlin
Compliance and regulatoryBen Madden

For more information about our services including how we can help with the Academies conversion process or any other legal issues please contact Ben Madden on 01689 887845 or email him at