Lydia qualified as a solicitor in September 2007 and joined Stone King from Clifford Chance in April 2011.
Lydia has acted on a wide range of academy projects, including sponsored and converter academies and on projects involving single and multi-academy structures.
Lydia is highly experienced in dealing with more complex issues for converting schools including onsite leisure centres, nurseries and SEN units. She has advised on the funding agreement and governance for a number of free schools, a list that includes the first 16-19 free school and a unique project combining 16-19 education and alternative provision.
Lydia also advises existing academies on issues ranging from charity law and governance to restructuring and navigating the EFA's significant change process. She also offers experience of setting up umbrella trusts and other collaborative arrangements between state-funded schools.
Lydia is a member of the Education Law Association and the Charity Law Association.
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