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Solicitors in Essex, Colchester, Chelmsford, London – Fisher Jones Greenwood
Petal 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; while always making sure we put the client first.

Education Services

Our Education Department can advise not only Educational Institutions such as schools, academies, and higher education establishments, but also local authorities, and nurseries on a wide range of services.

Our Education Department is based at our offices near the A12, on the outskirts of Colchester, giving easy access from both Essex, and London. We also have offices in throughout Essex including Chelmsford, Billericay, Clacton-on-Sea and Holland-on-Sea; as well as an office in London.

For over a decade, FJG have been one of the region’s fastest-growing firms of solicitors; with plans for further expansion. Today, Fisher Jones Greenwood LLP has more than 35 years’ experience, with over 160 lawyers, paralegals and support staff to deal with your problems.

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 as well as the values of each school, and its leaders; which enables 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 as well as 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 – call 01245 890110 or email [email protected].

Legal Services for Local Education Authorities

At Fisher Jones Greenwood we have considerable experience 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 also help local authorities avoid not only SENDIST appeals, High Court judicial reviews, complaints to the local government ombudsman, but also unwelcome media attention.

Should you require any further information or assistance please do not hesitate to get in touch. Call us on 01245 890110 or email [email protected].

Higher and Further Education Law

At Fisher Jones Greenwood the combined expertise of our commercial, employment and education law teams enables us to offer a truly holistic and competitive service to the Higher & Further Education sector. Fisher Jones Greenwood also enjoys close links with the University of Essex. Our lawyers can advise Higher & Further Education institutions 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, call 01245 890110 or email [email protected].

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 as well as 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, call 01245 890110, or email [email protected].

FJG Education Law Case Study - X’s Story

“X was being bullied at School. The School was fully aware that X suffers with extreme anxiety but yet failed to provide any adequate support to help X who would cry and scream everyday when I had to leave X at the gate and could not enter the School to take X inside. This had a huge negative impact on our whole family’s lives. We didn’t know where to turn for help or how we could help X. It was traumatising to see how X was suffering and we felt helpless.”

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