I wonder if anyone had any advice on a legal firm which might be retained by a Foundation in NW England (though location of firm may not be an issue if expertise is there).
Very briefly, the Foundation needs to stop the issuing of an Academy Order pennding the proper consultation required under the Academies Act, and needs to issue a 'letter before claim' (if that's appropriate term to follow up on its 'lay' correspodence' and then, if this is ignored, take further legal action. We know what we're doing, at least at this pre-court stage, but we need it top and tailed by a suitable firm whom we might then retain for a court battle.
any advice welcome. Ideally, obviously, a firm with some credibility in the area who might also agree to do the short (four lines as our draft) letter on pro bono/cheap basis. Our local firm has let us down on this and we are not sure they are up to the wider stuff anyway.