Islington's comprehensive legal service to schools includes advice, representation and training with particular expertise in advising and representing schools in employment and education law, data protection, freedom of information, contracts, property, childcare and community care, and litigation.

Islington Partners

Service Contact: Julian Walshaw
T: 020 7527 3176


Our services include all legal advice and representation with pay-as-you-go pricing on:

  • Disbursement costs, e.g. costs incurred with third parties such as counsel, experts, external lawyers or the court/tribunal
  • Time spent on any case in which proceedings are issued, e.g. Employment Tribunal claims where GB is a party or has a direct financial interest.
  • Preparation and negotiation of contracts and related documents
  • Attendance at panels and other formal meetings and work related to such attendance or participation, e.g. preparatory and follow-up work
  • Preparation of new or revised policies and/or procedures
  • Any hours in excess of the annual maximum 60 hours work during the year.

All of these additional services are subject to 10-hours maximum per individual matter and the overall annual maximum of 60 hours per year, after which hourly charging rates will apply.

Through our service, you will receive:

  • Telephone advice Monday-Friday from 9am – 5pm and often outside those times by special arrangement
  • A response to your enquiry within one working day unless otherwise agreed
  • Attendance at schools where appropriate to take instructions and provide advice and support
  • Our termly legal newsletter produced for schools

Benefits of choosing us

  • Legal support from a team experienced in providing support to Islington Schools
  • Immediate support on any school legal issue within the single inclusive charge
  • A competitive charging rate for work outside the inclusive charge arrangement

What our customers say

“Thank you for all the support provided to me in the preparation of both my witness statement and bundles. It must be acknowledged that without your support I would not have been ready for what turned out to be a very heavy three-days at an employment tribunal ”

Service Lead in Islington