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New TeacherHQ Guest Blogger: Liz Timmins of Doyle Clayton Solicitors

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We are delighted to announce Liz as a TeacherHQ Guest Blogger. Liz brings a huge amount of legal expertise in the education sector and will be providing us with up-to-date commentary on issues that both schools and teachers are facing. Below is a quick brief on Liz:


– What is your background and career history?

I trained as a solicitor at a law firm called Cobbetts LLP in Manchester before moving to London to work for Clarkslegal LLP for four years.  I’m now an Associate Solicitor at Doyle Clayton in the education team and have worked here since July 2016.

– A quick summary of Doyle Clayton and its services

Doyle Clayton is a law firm that specialises in all kinds of workplace law. We deal with legal issues relating to people in the workplace, including employment law, business immigration, pensions and other corporate employment services. We have a specialist education team that advises governors and senior management teams of schools, colleges and universities, as well as teachers and students.

– Does Doyle Clayton do much work in the education sector?

Our education team is recognised in the Legal 500 as “strong, client-focused and thorough”, providing “consistently excellent, pragmatic advice”.  We have expert knowledge of the sector and work with a large variety of schools, as well as professional associations and trade unions to help them navigate the legal issues they face. These include education law  issues such as admission appeals and safeguarding; employment law issues such as redundancy and disciplinary matters; immigration advice on employing staff from outside the EU and enrolling non-EU students and academy conversions.

– What do you most enjoy about your work?

I love getting to know the people that I advise and helping them to achieve the solution that they need.

Read Liz’s first blog here.

If there is anything you think she can assist you with, feel free to contact Liz Timmins, solicitor in the Education team at Doyle Claytonltimmins@doyleclayton.co.uk.


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