CONTACT US 0131 226 8200

The firm is a leading advisor to nurseries in Scotland. There are few enterprises which carry as much weight as running a nursery. You are entrusted with the care of the most important thing in peoples’ lives – their children. With any business there are responsibilities but these are magnified when running a childcare business. There are unique legal challenges too, which means you need the support of a legal team that can advise you on any issue that might arise. Our expertise in employment, commercial law, property, health and safety, litigation and dispute resolution as well as in family law, gives us an unrivalled ability to help nurseries.

Our specialist teams of lawyers have a proven track record in this sector, acting for a diverse range of childcare institutions, from small nurseries to major childcare providers across Scotland.

Our clients benefit from our strength and depth in all areas of legal practice affecting their business, including acquisitions, property, contractual disputes, employment/HR issues and regulatory compliance and regulation.

With our wide range of expertise, we can support our clients with many services such as training, newsletters and legal updates as well as provide a ‘first response’ service to provide legal advice and assistance in response to a critical incident.

Our services include: Acquisitions and disposals; New builds; Refinancing portfolios; Restructuring and reorganisation; Joint ventures; contentious and non-contentious Employment and HR services; Regulatory enforcement including prosecutions and challenges to inspection judgments; Construction; IP licensing; and Dispute resolution.

Like all businesses, nurseries may have to seek advice on standard business law issues such as:

  • Buying and selling a business
  • Property matters
  • Setting up a new business
  • Planning and environmental issues
  • Corporate restructuring
  • Joint ventures
  • Employment law
  • Contract law
  • Health & Safety
  • Data protection and intellectual property rights
  • Litigation claims
  • Dispute resolution
  • Debt collection for unpaid fees

However, nurseries and childcare settings also must meet strict legal requirements pertaining to:

  • Risk assessment
  • Ofsted regulations and reporting requirements
  • The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child
  • The Equalities Act 2010
  • The Children Act 2004
  • First aid regulations and codes of practice
  • Food hygiene standards
  • Riddor (Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 2013)
  • Personal injury law

We assist clients in incorporating these regulations into their contracts, policies and handbooks. We understand that navigating the law is complex and that nurseries need expert guidance. Our extensive knowledge of similar sectors and in working with charities and the third sector gives us the experience required to offer timely and comprehensive advice.

Contact our Nurseries Sector Employment Lawyer & HR Support team in Edinburgh & London

MBM Commercial is a UK-wide law firm, so no matter where you are, contact us today on 0808 223 0332 and we can assist you with any employment queries you may have.


Contact us today