The work we do:
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Our specialist practitioners regularly act in cases spanning the education sector and our members are able to draw on their in-depth knowledge from complementary areas of law, including employment and discrimination, administrative and public law, and professional discipline.
We are able to advise and litigate on education law issues at all stages of a dispute in relation to maintained and independent schools, and all other educational institutions.
We appear in all courts, tribunals and domestic panels in which education law issues arise. We have particular expertise in appeals to the First-Tier Tribunal (Special Educational Needs and Disability – SEND Tribunal) concerning statements of special education needs and education-related disability discrimination claims. We also handle Upper Tribunal appeals arising from decisions of the SEND Tribunal.
We are also developing a growing reputation for advising on safeguarding and child protection issues. We act for a variety of institutions, including universities and independent schools, and have conducted numerous independent investigations into these issues.
Our expertise extends to the following areas:
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William Meade (Senior Clerk)