Kristine is Head of Education at Harrison Clark Rickerbys.
Kristine is trusted by academies and independent schools to provide support on a wide range of employment and education issues including sensitive matters such as a difficult employment situation (including pay and performance), child protection and parent/pupil issues.
Kristine has a vast amount of experience supporting schools with discrimination and SEN queries and has successfully helped schools through the Special Educational Needs and Disability Tribunal.
She is trusted to support and advise schools when allegations of abuse are made against teachers and other staff including multi agency working, the duty to refer and advice on safeguarding. She is also an acknowledged practitioner on the day-to-day topics of teachers pay, the Working Time Regulations and restructuring programmes. She is praised by schools for “giving strength when it gets unpleasant”.
Kristine is regularly invited to speak nationally on education and employment issues affecting schools and has spoken for the past 5 years at the National Conference for the Independent Schools’ Bursars Association and has written guidance notes for the Independent Schools Council.
Kristine is a governor of a large secondary academy school and is a ranked lawyer and recognised practitioner in Education in Chambers and Partners 2016.
Chamber and Partners 2016 says, “Kristine heads the education schools practice group as well as the independent schools practice. According to delighted clients “the quality of the response is great, as it is always right first time, and she is great to deal with on a personal level.”
The Legal 500 2016 says “practice head Kristine Scott ‘has a fantastic understanding of the education sector’, particularly pupil and parent matters such as data protection and exclusions.”
MembershipsBar Association, Employment Lawyers Association