Tassells is one of the few law firms in the region with specialist knowledge of Education Law.
Dealing with schools and education authorities can be frustrating and confusing. These bodies are, however, bound by legal obligations and we believe that it is important that they comply with them, and that the rights of children and parents are respected.
Parents and children may need legal assistance in dealing with schools and local education authorities in a number of different ways, including:
- Special Educational Needs and EHC Plans – previously ‘Statements’
- Exclusions and disciplinary matters
James Matthews has extensive experience of education law including appeals to the Special Educational Needs and Disability Discrimination Tribunal (“SENDIST”), handling reviews and appeals arising from exclusion decisions, and applications for judicial review in the High Court.
Education Law news
The return of normality to schools – or not – is much in the news. Despite the uncertainty the work of the Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Tribunal continues as far as possible as usual. Local authorities are still expected to respond to requests for...
Local authorities are struggling to fund school places for students with special educational needs and disablities from their tightened budgets, at the same time as recent changes to the law have expanded the scope of statutory provision. The national news has...
With the advent of fees for university tuition comes an increasing recognition that teaching institutions owe a duty to provide services to an acceptable standard. Where such a duty is owed a lawsuit might follow if things go badly wrong. In a recent case a history...