We have been actively involved in developing new models for service delivery and keep fully abreast of the latest policy developments.
We have advised procuring local authorities on BSF and Academies as well as providing a host of further legal services relating to schools capital projects at both local and national levels.
We have advised on numerous major grouped schools PFI/PF2 projects, including the largest project in England to date with 41 schools and an NPV in excess of £1 billion. We have advised on major BSF schemes on behalf of local authority clients. Our education team advised on the London Borough of Lambeth’s BSF project for the Michael Tippett School, which was voted the most transformational, inspirational and successful Building Schools for the Future project in the first ‘Excellence in BSF Awards’ and a major project for the London Borough of Ealing.
Ongoing support for signed deals
We also provide ongoing advice on signed projects, on issues such as novation, refinancing, reorganisation or interpretation of the contract, payment and performance management and dispute resolution. We advised several local authorities on the impact of the complex financial restructuring of a market leader contractor with whom they held contracts. We are often appointed to advise authorities, governing bodies and trustees on the implications of legacy PFI/PF2 and BSF contracts when a restructuring or change of school status is required.