May 26, 2021
Nottinghamshire County Council failed to adequately deliver a disabled child’s Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) the High Court has ruled.
May 20, 2021
Hampshire County Council has agreed to pay a mother of a child with special educational needs (SEN) more than £3,000 in compensation and review the resources it has put into its SEN team, following an investigation by the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman.
May 19, 2021
An inspector has ruled that the Catholic Archdiocese of Southwark must demolish a primary school that was built contrary to planning permission, and rejected its demand that Lewisham Council pay its costs.
May 13, 2021
A Derbyshire boy had to stay in primary school for an extra year because the council did not update his Education, Health and Care (EHC) Plan on time, the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman has found.
Apr 30, 2021
A Bromley grammar school has been asked to hold a fresh admissions appeal for a teenager wanting to enter its sixth form, and review the way it deals with future appeals, after the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman found a number of faults with the way it handled his case.
Apr 23, 2021
The Supreme Court has allowed Oxfordshire County Council's appeal in a case in which a family said the sale of school land worth £1.2m, which was gifted to the council by their late family member, was unlawful.
The claimants, who are heirs of the late Robert Fleming who conveyed land to Oxfordshire County Council in 1914 and 1928 under the School Sites Act 1841, said that since the council sold…
Apr 18, 2021
A county council is facing a legal challenge over its decision to close a school as part of restructuring of its education system.
Apr 14, 2021
A borough council has had a costs order of £22,000 made against it by an Upper Tribunal Judge in a dispute over an Education, Health and Care plan for a man with learning disabilities.
Apr 09, 2021
Southampton City Council's religious education committee, the Standing Advisory Council for Religious Education (SACRE), has agreed to retake a decision to block a humanist from becoming a full committee member following a threat of legal action.
Mar 31, 2021
A hearing held online involving visually impaired litigants was not unfair – or if there was any such unfairness, it made no material difference, the Upper Tribunal Administrative Appeals Chamber has found.
Mar 26, 2021
The Supreme Court has refused permission to appeal over the Court of Appeal’s rejection of a claim that a 5% reduction in one element of a London borough’s SEND provision was unlawful because the council was in breach of a duty to consult under s.27 of the Children and Families Act 2014.
Mar 18, 2021
An Administrative Court judge should have decided a point of statutory construction about the timetable for producing amended education health and care (EHC) plans instead of declining to do so since it was academic, the Court of Appeal has ruled.
Mar 18, 2021
A 12-year-old Muslim girl has been told she can continue to wear a long skirt for religious reasons after the settlement of a dispute with Uxbridge High School.
Mar 09, 2021
The Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman (LGSCO) has asked the London Borough of Redbridge to audit all children who receive Special Educational Needs provision at a borough school after the council left a boy without the support he needed for more than two years.
Feb 25, 2021
Campaign group Trees Not Cars has won a judicial review against Manchester City Council over the use of a city centre site.
Feb 23, 2021
Leicestershire County Council has agreed to apologise and pay a teenager £7,200 after an investigation from the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman (LGSCO) found it left her without an academy school place for nearly 14 months.
Feb 19, 2021
Cornwall Council failed to provide a boy with appropriate alternative education for a number of months when he was not able to attend mainstream school because of mental health problems, an investigation by the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman (LGSCO) has found.
Feb 18, 2021
The University of Edinburgh has appointed three providers to a legal services panel estimated to be worth £2.6m.
Feb 16, 2021
The Supreme Court will this week hear a council’s appeal in a dispute over whether the ownership of land, which was gifted to a school under the School Sites Act 1841, reverted to the donor’s estate when the school ceased to operate from the gifted land.
Feb 09, 2021
The University of Exeter has appointed seven providers to a legal services framework estimated to be worth between £800,000 and £1.4m over four years.
Feb 08, 2021
The London Universities Purchasing Consortium (LUPC) has begun the procurement of its latest legal services framework, which is worth an estimated £30m and covers England and Wales.
Feb 04, 2021
The threat of a legal dispute between Colchester Borough Council and Essex County Council has emerged over a proposed development for the site of the town’s former bus station.
Feb 04, 2021
A group of parents who permanently educate their children at home has raised £4,700 to try to take Portsmouth City Council to judicial review.
Jan 12, 2021
The Good Law Project has launched judicial review proceedings over what it says is the Government’s failure to ensure, “in a timely fashion”, adequate devices are provided to disadvantaged children who require them to be educated at home.
Jan 12, 2021
A High Court judge has rejected a contention by an academy trust that a claim brought over the procurement exercise for a three-year contract to supply a cloud-based management information system was commenced out of time.