Specialist Legal Advice Regarding your Scottish Local Authority Provider Agreements

Negotiating the right contract with your local authority is key to the success of your business, however sometimes the terms of these can be complex and difficult to understand.


Thorntons are specialist advisers to the nursery sector and can provide Scottish NDNA members with clear and straightforward advice on the contents of your agreement and help you negotiate amendments.

For a special fixed fee of £450* Thorntons will:

  • Take your instructions on any concerns you have around the proposed agreement.  This can be done by email or phone
  • Undertake a review of the local authority contract 
  • Provide you with a guidance document setting out recommended actions.

This special fixed fee incorporates a 40% discount for Scottish NDNA members.

Thorntons is a long-established, full-service legal firm, with a team which specialises in advising the nursery sector on a range of issues from local authority contracts, to acquisitions and disposals, employment law advice, acquisition or leasing of premises, and dispute resolution. 

For more information, please contact:

Michael Royden, Partner

Thorntons website

Email: mroyden@thorntons-law.co.uk

Call: 01382 229111 Direct Dial 01382 346222


* Covers up to three hours’ work by Thorntons.  In cases where the contract or queries are particularly complex and work cannot be completed within the fixed-fee allowance, Thorntons  will either agree new terms in advance with the client  or with the client’s agreement, terminate the retainer with no additional charge.  Excludes VAT.