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West Sussex County Council – Music Education Hub

The Commercial Projects team at Acuity was the lead adviser for West Sussex County Council on the externalisation of their music service, launched from the 1st November 2013. After 50 years as a County Council department, West Sussex Music Service has transferred to an independent charitable company called West Sussex Music Trust.

Working alongside the Council's in-house property lawyer, the team advised on all commercial and employment aspects of the transfer of the service and worked closely with the Council's project team and in-house legal advisers. 

The scope of support included drafting the commercial transfer agreement and associated documentation (including LGPS admission agreement and a range of contracts required to replace the Council's in-house support services), advising on procurement and state aid issues, managing a comprehensive due diligence process instigated by the Trust's own lawyers and advising on a range of employment and TUPE matters.

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