We are proud to be an approved supplier of legal services to Catholic Schools via Churchmarketplace.

Churchmarketplace has been developed by the Church in response to a need expressed nationally by Dioceses and their Bishops to help members of the Catholic community to work together to reduce costs. Being a Churchmarketplace approved supplier means that our services have been thoroughly examined, tested and considered to be of a high enough quality to assist Catholic Schools. For more information about Churchmarketplace, please click here. 

We act for 9 Catholic Dioceses and have been instructed by hundreds of Catholic schools on various matters over many years.  We have set up approximately 10 Catholic multi academy trusts and have acted for around 100 Catholic schools on the academy conversion process. (Our dedicated extranet for Catholic Schools is available via this link). Our long-standing relationship working with the Church and the Catholic Education Service means that we are well-placed to advise on the unique issues affecting Catholic schools. View our recent case studies.

We have a dedicated Catholic school academy conversion team supporting schools and Catholic Academy Trusts (“CATs”) through conversion. Click here for a scope of work.

We have also been working with the Roman Catholic Church for over two decades and advise on a range of legal services including property development, construction, commercial leases, procurement disputes, employment issues (particularly relating to teaching staff ), matters of information and technology law including commercial contracts with suppliers and charity law.

We also offer a School Support Service which gives members access to advice on any legal queries that arise including HR, employment, admissions, property, contracts, data protection and academy conversion. Schools don’t need to be legal experts but it is important that you know when to call on professional expertise in order to prevent small legal issues developing into something more complicated.

We are committed to supplying a unique and friendly service experience – no question is too big or too small.  We pride ourselves on building a rapport with our clients and strive to offer a service that is responsive, cost effective and tailored to your school.

We have offices in London, Oxford and Manchester and are a national supplier of legal services.

Learn more about Winckworth Sherwood's Education Team

Our School Support Service for Catholic Schools gives schools quick access to legal advice on the whole range of issues which might affect you. Click here to find out more.  


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Catholic School Support:
0345 070 1005 

Or if you would like to speak to someone, please contact: 

Contact Details

Andrea Squires


Tel. +44 (0)20 7593 5039

Fax. +44 (0)20 7593 5099


Andrea Squires

Theresa Kerr

Senior Associate

Tel. +44 (0)20 7593 5154

Fax. +44 (0)20 7593 5099


Theresa Kerr

Emily Towner


Tel. +44 (0)20 7593 5177

Fax. +44 (0)20 7593 0308


Emily Towner

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“Winckworth Sherwood are an impressive firm, and they have a very strong record in working with faith based groups. I would describe them as exceedingly helpful, knowledgeable, efficient, flexible, thorough and accommodating.”

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