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Do I really need an education lawyer?

Do I really need an education lawyer?

Do I really need an education lawyer?

If you are an individual who has any issue relating to Education Law then the short answer is yes!

Our Education Law team will be able to assist anyone who accesses education, as an individual, in any shape or form no matter how old they are; whether they either:

  • Teach education; or
  • Access it as a service.

In particular, our clients tend to be:

  • Children at school
  • Further education students
  • Higher education students
  • Teachers/lecturers
  • Students on placement as part of their course

As a team we regularly see clients who have struggled to navigate the legal sphere of Education Law either alone or with the assistance of persons who are not specialised in Education Law.  The types of issues we therefore encounter are:

  • Students who are facing academic misconduct allegations and need to properly prepare their defence taking into account all relevant legal principles including protecting natural justice rights
  • Claims treated as though they are simple contract claims – whereas, for example, the relationship between a student and the University is a hybrid one incorporating aspects of both Contract and Public Law
  • Schools treating children as “difficult” when, in fact, their difficulty stems from disability and therefore the acts of the school amount to disability discrimination which is not picked up on
  • Placements organised for disabled University students, without informing the placement providers of the student’s disability, causing the student to fail at the placement where no reasonable adjustments have been put in place; again amounting to an act of disability discrimination which is not properly addressed legally
  • Tight limitation deadlines for discrimination are often missed in these circumstances
  • And many more!

The practice of Education Law is very specialised.  It is therefore imperative that, if you have an Education Law issue, you seek advice from an education lawyer in the first instance to save yourself time, money and a lot of stress!

Our team is highly specialised and would be delighted to assist you.

Consult our expert Education law solicitors for advice on school concerns

We offer an initial consultation for a fixed fee of £500 + VAT to discuss your child’s or your situation and provide clear, practical advice on your options. This consultation can take place over the phone or via video conferencing to suit you.

To book your initial consultation or to find out more about how we can help with concerns about safeguarding in schools, please contact Salima Mawji, Celia Whittuck, or Raveena Mehta.