Education Law

Whether you are a student, parent or education professional, if you are concerned about the way you or a child have been treated by an educational institution, getting expert legal advice can make a real difference.

Education law is a highly complicated area, so, when there is the need to challenge an academic institution, it is common to feel confused about your or your child’s rights, the process for raising an issue and the potential outcomes.

At IBB Law, we have exceptional specialist expertise in advising clients facing a variety of education law challenges. We can assist with any education law issue that a child, parent or student faces.  Our team also regularly advises educational professionals, including teachers in schools and college, and university lecturers

Our education law expertise covers the full breadth of education law and includes:

Schools and Children

  • Special Educational Needs
  • School Exclusions
  • School Complaints
  • School Admissions
  • Disputes against Independent Schools
  • Discrimination
  • Negligence
  • Bullying including Cyber Bullying

Further and Higher Education Law

  • Academic Misconduct
  • Disciplinary Issues
  • Academic Failure
  • Plagiarism
  • Degree Classification issues
  • Problems with PhD
  • Complaints to the OIA
  • Breach of Contract
  • Negligence
  • Discrimination
  • Fitness to Practice
  • University Fee Issues
  • International Students

Our aim is to give you clarity over where you stand, whether you have grounds for a challenge and the likelihood of securing the outcome you want to see. Our education law solicitors can then provide step-by-step guidance through every stage of raising an issue.

Wherever possible, we will seek to agree a positive solution amicably with the educational institution in question. However, in cases where this is not possible, we are willing and able to take robust action to ensure your rights or those of your child are protected.

We offer a free initial phone consultation with our team to discuss your needs and see how we can help. We then charge for our services on a fixed fee basis, providing certainty over the costs involved.

For expert help with any aspect of education law for individuals, please contact our education law consultant Salima Mawji on 01895 207247 or email salima.mawji@ibblaw.co.uk.

Our expertise with education law

Our education law practice benefits from the expertise of consultant Salima Mawji, who is recognised as one of the country’s leading experts in this highly specialised area of law.

Salima has decades of experience helping parents, students and education professionals to protect their rights and to secure favourable outcomes under even the most challenging circumstances.

We have experience handling education law challenges at all levels, both dealing directly with schools, colleges, universities and other institutions, as well as where matters must be escalated to the Office of the Independent Adjudicator for Higher Education.

No matter how difficult your situation might seem, we have the skills, experience and specialist knowledge to support you with confidence, giving you the best chance of securing the outcome you or your child need.

How our team can help with education law

A child’s schooling can have a major impact on their chances in life, so it is understandable for parents to want the absolute best for their children. When you feel your child has been let down by their school, it is essential to look at all of your options to put things right and make sure your child’s education does not suffer.

Our team can help with a wide range of issues faced by parents and children in relation to their schooling, including:

  • Special Educational Needs
  • School Exclusions
  • School Complaints
  • School Admissions
  • Disputes against Independent Schools
  • Discrimination
  • Negligence
  • Bullying including Cyber Bullying

Our education law solicitors can provide an independent perspective on your case, whether you are likely to have grounds for a successful challenge and the best strategy to apply to your case.

If you believe you have been let down by your University or College, it can be very confusing, upsetting and frustrating, but there are often options you can explore.

Our education law team can assist with issues affecting university and college students, including:

  • Academic Misconduct
  • Disciplinary Issues
  • Academic Failure
  • Plagiarism
  • Degree Classification issues
  • Problems with PhD
  • Complaints to the OIA
  • Breach of Contract
  • Negligence
  • Discrimination
  • Fitness to Practice
  • University Fee Issues
  • International Students

Our team will work constructively with you and your college/university wherever possible to agree a positive outcome. However, where this is not possible, we can support you in taking more robust action to ensure you get the right result for your future.

Even the most dedicated education professionals can sometimes find themselves facing questions about their teaching or conduct, as well as the full range of employment issues any other employee might face, such as redundancy or discrimination.

In these situations, getting expert legal advice is critical to protect your career and reputation.

We can advise teachers, lecturers and other education professionals across issues including:

Our education law solicitors can advise you on your rights and the best way to deal with any threats to your current employment or overall career. We can then help you to take action in the best way for you, including responding to formal proceedings within your institution and externally.

Our education law fees

We typically work on a fixed fee basis for the initial consultation and a cost estimate basis for any work you ask us to undertake after the initial consultation.  The cost of our legal advice is agreed with you in advance. This ensures complete certainty and transparency over the cost of securing our help with your educational law issue.

The exact cost of our services will depend on the nature of your problem, including the amount of time and level of expertise needed to support you effectively. We will be happy to discuss this with you when you contact our team.

We offer a brief free initial phone consultation with our experts.  Thereafter we offer an initial consultation for a fixed fee to analyse your case and to advise on how we can help. This is your chance to ask any questions and find out whether you are likely to have a case for challenging the School, College or University. We can also discuss the costs involved in more detail at this time.

For more information on our education law pricing, please get in touch.

Get clear legal advice and support for any aspect of education law

The information given here is intended for general information purposes only and should not be taken as legal advice.

For specific guidance relevant to your situation, please contact our education law consultant Salima Mawji on 01895 207247 or email salima.mawji@ibblaw.co.uk.