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Post-19 education and SEND

LexisPSL Local Government, with Hannah Lynch of St Pauls Chambers, considers the key issues around post-19 education for young people with special educational needs and disabilities.

News headlines

Jun 15, 2018

Purchasing group for Catholic education bodies names eight firms to £15m panel

A purchasing body set up to promote better buying within Catholic education establishments (CEEs) in England and Wales has appointed eight law firms to a legal services framework agreement worth an estimated £15m.
Jun 15, 2018

Education law firm Stone King launches Birmingham office

Law firm Stone King has opened an office in Birmingham as part of a strategy “to provide its national education expertise on a local basis”.
May 23, 2018

Government spent £200m+ on inquiries but their impact is unclear: watchdog

The government has spent more than £200m on completed inquiries since 2005, but without it being obvious what if any action has resulted from their findings.

Features and analysis

Accessibility of law in Wales

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A draft Bill published by the Welsh Government could make radical changes to the way that law is drafted in Wales, addressing concerns about the accessibility of the law in Wales, write Tiffany Cloynes and Clare Hardy.

Academies and DfE statutory guidance

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Are academies legally obliged to comply with Department of Education statutory guidance? If so, what is the source of that obligation? LexisPSL Local Government reports.

Governance in academies

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Good governance in academies is a key focus for the Department for Education. Mark Johnson looks at the most important considerations.

Mergers in the further education sector

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Mergers between further education colleges are becoming increasingly common. Caraline Johnson explains what can help make a combination successful.

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Jun 01, 2018

Post-19 education and SEND

LexisPSL Local Government, with Hannah Lynch of St Pauls Chambers, considers the key issues around post-19 education for young people with special educational needs and disabilities.
Apr 27, 2018

Accessibility of law in Wales

A draft Bill published by the Welsh Government could make radical changes to the way that law is drafted in Wales, addressing concerns about the accessibility of the law in Wales, write Tiffany Cloynes and Clare Hardy.
Dec 15, 2017

Academies and DfE statutory guidance

Are academies legally obliged to comply with Department of Education statutory guidance? If so, what is the source of that obligation? LexisPSL Local Government reports.
Sep 22, 2017

Governance in academies

Good governance in academies is a key focus for the Department for Education. Mark Johnson looks at the most important considerations.
Jul 28, 2017

Mergers in the further education sector

Mergers between further education colleges are becoming increasingly common. Caraline Johnson explains what can help make a combination successful.
May 26, 2017

The gap in the law in England and Wales

Huw Williams examines the increasing divergence between the law in England and Wales and considers what this means for local authorities.
Jan 05, 2017

Grammar schools: back to the future?

Satnam Virdi reviews recent evelopments in relation to grammar schools, including the Government's latest proposals.
Nov 18, 2016

Faith schools and segregation

Segregation in faith schools does not offend the Equality Act, a High Court judge has ruled. Rosalind English analyses the judgment.
Nov 04, 2016

Council functions and the PSED

Christopher Knight analyses an important ruling on a council's functions and the discharge of the public sector equality duty and other procedural obligations.
Nov 04, 2016

Scrapping the Education Bill

The Education Secretary's decision to drop proposed legislation that would have seen the academisation of all schools in England mirrors the new Government's approach to devolution, writes Frances Woodhead.
Jul 18, 2016

Checks on academy governors

Katie Michelon sets out the safeguarding checks that academies are required to carry out on their governors.
Jul 07, 2016

Recent rulings on legitimate expectation

James Goudie QC sets out the key points from recent rulings on legitimate expectation.
Jun 30, 2016

Consultation in austerity

Paul Feild provides a practical note on consultation procedure for local government practitioners and gives advice on how to carry out consultation which should be resilient to challenge.
May 26, 2016

Censorship or justified concern?

A High Court judge recently heard a group of academics' judicial review challenge to a university's decision to withdraw permission for a conference on international law and Israel. Dominic Ruck Keene analyses the judgment.
May 20, 2016

The PSED and procurement

Anja Beriro analyses the interplay between the public sector equality duty and the public procurement regime.
May 12, 2016

Academies and public law: Pt 2

In the second in a two-part series, Mark Johnson looks at what academies should consider when carrying out consultation.
May 05, 2016

Public law pitfalls for academies

In the first of a two-part series, Mark Johnson looks at issues around inadequate consultation and other public law pitfalls for academies.
May 05, 2016

Community engagement and social media

How can local government minimise the risks when using social media to boost community engagement? Dan Read explains.
Apr 14, 2016

Educational Excellence Everywhere?

The Government has recently published a white paper that is essential reading for those in education. Rachel Kamm examines the key proposals.
Mar 10, 2016

School closure consultation

The High Court has rejected a legal challenge to a Welsh council’s plans to close a secondary school. James Goudie QC explains why.

Older articles

Nov 07, 2014

Out of borough placements

The Court of Appeal recently rejected a challenge by a homeless mother to a London borough's offer of temporary accommodation near Milton Keynes. Ian Peacock explains why.
Oct 31, 2014

The Housing (Wales) Act: key points

Vicky Kells examines a number of the key provisions in the Housing (Wales) Act, including in relation to homelessness and standards for local authority tenants.
Oct 29, 2014

Haringey Council Tax Benefit consultation unlawful, Supreme Court rules

The Supreme Court has ruled that Haringey's consultation on proposed changes to its Council Tax Benefit scheme was unlawful as it failed to outline alternative methods of dealing with cuts to funding.

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