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Julia Green

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Julia is a partner specialising in education, particularly academy conversions and she heads up the Exeter education team. Before joining Browne Jacobson, she was head of the education team at Foot Anstey and a real estate lawyer. She has worked with schools, academies, maintained and Independent schools as well as further and higher education institutions, on a wide variety of issues.

Julia has a property background and has a particular interest in income generation from school assets. She has particular expertise in advising schools transferring to academy and trust status, and has acted for a substantial number of schools in this regard. Julia is a chair of governors for a Devon secondary school and has recently stepped down from governing at a further education college.

Julia has experience of advising on the full range of the academy programme including standalone convertors, sponsored convertors creating new academy groups whether through multi academy trust or alternative structures and acquisitions and mergers of multi Academy Trusts to Multi Academy Trusts. She has delivered training to the NAHT, Co-operative Schools and Academies, School Business Associations, Governor Associations and Dioceses on a wide variety of educational matters and has also co presented with accountants and other professional advisors to schools and academies.

Julia has established a CEO forum for leading Multi Academy Trusts in the south west to provide support, networking and training opportunities to the leaders in education.


Trained Bond Pearce LLP; qualified 1999 into the commercial property team; joined Foot Anstey as associate 2007-11 and made partner in 2011; joined Browne Jacobson LLP January 2013 as partner.


University of Newcastle upon Tyne (BA combined Hons English & History); University of Plymouth (Diploma in Law); University of Exeter (LPC); City College Plymouth (Preparing to Teach in the Life Long Sector).

South West: Public sector


Within: Education

Browne Jacobson LLP advises on a broad range of education matters such as MAT conversions, alternative structures, and acquisitions and mergers. It also provides human resources (HR) advice to schools on matters such as redundancies and restructures, disciplinary and grievance, unfair dismissal, discrimination, performance management, contractual issues and employment policies. Julia Green heads the team in Exeter and focuses academy conversions. Victoria Hatton advises on governance, the corporate aspects of academy conversions and contentious issues such as admissions, discipline, exclusions, special educational need and discrimination claims. Daniella Glynn advises maintained, academy and independent schools on a broad range of HR issues. Rachel Billen focuses on employment law matters including TUPE aspects of academy conversion. Recent highlights include advising Lighthouse Schools Partnership in increasing the size of its MAT portfolio in Bristol, which involved complex negotiations with the local authority. Other clients include Westcountry Schools Trust, South West Bristol Co-operative Learning Trust, Exmouth Community College and Keskowethyans Multi Academy Trust.

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