Education specialist joins Wrigleys

Wrigleys Solicitors has appointed Graham Shaw to its team of education specialists.

The firm’s education specialists work with schools, academies, multi academy trusts (MATs), colleges, universities and independent schools.

One of the country’s foremost legal authorities in the education sector having advised in this field since 1999, Shaw (pictured) is a dedicated enthusiast with a special interest in schools, academies and MATs.

Until recently, Shaw led the Northern education team of a national firm.

Shaw said: “Wrigleys is the leading Yorkshire based law firm advising schools, academies and MATs and I look forward very much to working with colleagues to further embed the firm’s presence in the sector.”

Chris Billington, head of education at Wrigleys, said: “Graham joins Wrigleys as a leading education lawyer adding further strength to our specialist team.”

Wrigleys embarked on a recruitment round last summer, adding Neil Whitaker, Donna Radcliffe and Katie Derry to its office in Leeds.

The trio strengthened the firm’s property and probate capabilities.

The firm has offices in Sheffield and Leeds, and specialises in agriculture and rural property; charities and social economy; education; employment; families; individuals and trustees; injured, disabled and vulnerable people; pensions; and property.