Independent Schools

Independent thinking

As the wider education weather changes, independent schools have their own unique legal challenges to overcome. From helping you understand your obligations to unpacking a parent’s rights, we have the knowledge and expertise to add value to your school’s management and community.


Seeing the world through your eyes

With many of our team members acting or former governors, we understand the complex demands placed on your decision makers. So we’re well placed to provide the practical solutions to the problems you face. From help with financial planning to AGBIS training for governors, our Education team can provide tailored advice to meet your every need.


What can we help with?

•    Brand protection
•    Data Protection and Freedom of Information requests
•    Property matters
•    Managing prize funds
•    Legacies, foundations and fundraising options
•    Debt management
•    Charity law 
•    Dispute resolution 
•    Safeguarding
•    Company secretarial services
•    Employment and HR 
•    Mergers and restructuring
•    Trading companies
•    Collaboration with maintained schools 

“They are our first port of call for advice as they know our organisation well.”

Chambers, 2023

“Wilsons has an extremely good knowledge base and a logical way of understanding matters and breaking them down to address the key issues”

Chambers, 2023

“The teams at Wilsons are extremely well coordinated. They each have complementary skills, that combine effectively to ensure that their guidance and advice is accurate, timely and based on a wide knowledge base. All cases they have been involved in for us have resulted in a favourable resolution”

Legal 500, 2023

“A strong knowledge of the issues affecting independent schools in the region”

Legal 500, 2023