Disputes with Independent Schools Solicitors
Sending your child to private school is an investment in their future. If you feel your child’s school is not living up to their obligations or that they have treated your child unfairly, you have the right to raise a complaint.
Please note: we are unfortunately unable to advise clients on a legal aid basis. If you are looking for legal aid, or for general guidance on what actions you can take to protect you or your child’s education rights, you can refer to the Education section of the Citizens Advice website.
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Disputes with independent schools can be an arduous and time-consuming. It is important to make sure you have all of the evidence you need to support your case and that you are able to present it in the best possible light to protect your child’s education.
Thankfully, our team at IBB Law is here to help.
Parents who send their children to independent schools enter into a formal contract that, if breached, is actionable in law. Both parties must abide by the contract. Independent Schools are liable for their actions including the actions of any employees of the school.
IBB Law has many years of expertise in dealing with (amongst other things):
- Breach of Contract
- Expulsion, Suspension, or Removal Requests
- Issues around non-payment of school fees
- Complaints and Grievance
The process can be intimidating for many and leave parents vulnerable to the potential power imbalance that can exist between an established, long-standing institution and your family unit. Having representation can help guide you through the process and make sure that you have the best chance possible of achieving your specific goals as part of your dispute.
Our specialist educational law solicitors understand the importance of tact and resolution when it comes to resolving disputes with independent schools. Being able to amicably defuse or resolve a dispute is almost always more favourable to costly litigation. Our team will work with you to make sure that you are able to quickly and efficiently bring an end to your dispute that is in your best interests.
If discussions stall or litigation is the only path remaining, we will work with you to provide world-class care that ensures you are fully prepared for any situation. We will also try to ensure that any long-term issues or complications are mitigated or eliminated entirely where possible.
We offer a fixed fee initial 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.