Solicitors in Essex, Colchester, Chelmsford, London – Fisher Jones Greenwood
Services for business

Our commercial solicitors are able to offer legal advice over a wide range of corporate and commercial areas and issues. From our network of offices across Essex and London we are able to help organisations of all sizes and industries, making sure we always put the client first.


Education Services

Our education department can advise Educational Institutions on a wide range of services from schools converting to an academy to higher education establishments, Local Authorities and Nurseries.

Our education department is based at our out of town offices near the A12 on the outskirts of Colchester, giving easy access from Essex, London and East Anglia. We also have offices in Chelmsford, Billericay, Clacton-on-Sea and Holland-on-Sea in Essex and an office on Fleet Street in Central London, giving you easy access to our services no matter where you are based.

Legal Services for Independent Schools

Fisher Jones Greenwood is the only firm in East Anglia to offer the independent schools sector a holistic and niche service. Our regional presence enables us to understand the ethos and values of each school and its leaders, enabling us to provide tailored bespoke advice to our clients. We offer schools advice on all aspects of education law, employment law, charities law, sale of schools and land, litigation claims and debt collection. Our team of family lawyers and mediators can also assist in the unhappy event of parental disagreements or staff marital breakdown which without timely advice can adversely impact on the running of the school.

For further details, please contact one of our Education Law Specialists today.

Legal Services for Local Education Authorities

At Fisher Jones Greenwood we have considerable experience of providing legal services to local authorities.

Mediation services

Our mediation services provide an innovative way for local authorities to resolve issues without recourse to legal proceedings. Professional independent mediation services can help local authorities avoid SENDIST appeals, High Court judicial reviews, complaints to the local government ombudsman and not least, unwelcome media attention. For further details about our mediation services contact Chris Yemm on 01206 835250.

Higher and Further Education Law

At Fisher Jones Greenwood the combined expertise of the commercial, employment and education law teams enables us to offer a truly holistic and competitive service to this sector. The firm also enjoys close links with the University of Essex. Our lawyers can advise on all aspects of law relating to:

  • The sale and purchase of land and buildings
  • Employment disputes and staff policies
  • Company formation
  • Commercial disputes with contractors
  • Construction law
  • Litigation
  • Debt collection
  • Charities law

Policies and procedures, including advice on Disability Discrimination Act compliance and child protection

Advice on student appeals procedures

For more information contact Tony Fisher on 01245 584515 (education, employment, commercial and charities law) and Chris Yemm on 01206 835230 (personal injury claims).

Nurseries and Early Years Providers Law

At Fisher Jones Greenwood we offer a complete package of legal services to the early years care and education sector. Lawyers within our education and commercial teams have experience of working with owners of nurseries, kindergartens and child-minders and you can take comfort in the fact that we really do understand your business. We see ourselves as your partners. From the time you set up or purchase your business we can help you along the way. We can advise on all aspects of:

  • Buying and selling your business
  • Setting up a brand-new business
  • Appealing against Ofsted Inspectorate decisions to the Care Standards Tribunal
  • Appealing against local authority decisions about your business
  • Staffing policies and employment law
  • Debt collection for unpaid fees
  • Litigation claims

For further information contact Fisher Jones Greenwood on 01206 835300.