Oct 05, 2021
Browne Jacobson has appointed Charlotte Antoniou as a partner and the new head of its London education team.
Sep 28, 2021
The parents of a 15-year-old pupil with special educational needs and disabilities have instructed lawyers to challenge the lawfulness of government guidance to schools on Covid-19 testing, arguing that it should be urgently revised to enable pupils with disabilities to take less intrusive saliva tests.
Sep 24, 2021
Council to pay looked after child £10k for loss of suitable education, following Ombudsman investigation
The Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames has agreed to pay more than £10,000 to a looked after child after an investigation by the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman (LGSCO) found the quality of care he received impacted his education and relationship with his family.
Sep 22, 2021
First-Tier Tribunal SEN proceedings not unfair despite difficulties faced by hearing impaired mother, judge rules
A First-Tier Tribunal (Health, Education and Social Care Chamber) case was not conducted unfairly despite an appellant and a witness having difficulty in hearing the online proceedings, the Upper Tribunal Administrative Appeals Chamber has decided.
Sep 21, 2021
The Supreme Court has refused permission to appeal over a council’s decision to amend its Special Educational Needs Home to School/College Transport Policy for the 2019/20 academic year.
Sep 16, 2021
The Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman has asked Staffordshire County Council to reconsider whether it pays for transport to get a teenager who has autism to her college some 25 miles away.
Sep 15, 2021
Local authorities should seek urgent legal advice on school Covid-19 vaccinations, campaign group says
Lawyers for Liberty has warned local authorities and schools to urgently take independent legal advice on the potential legal implications of the vaccine programme for 12-15 year olds.
Sep 08, 2021
Welsh council loses appeal over unfair dismissal claims brought by PE teachers affected by school reorganisation
Gwynedd Council has lost a Court of Appeal case over the redundancy of two physical education teachers after a school reorganisation.
Sep 08, 2021
Law firm Bevan Brittan has bolstered its higher education practice with the appointment of Rachel Soundy as a new corporate partner.
Sep 07, 2021
Education Secretary and local authorities threatened with legal challenge over approach to vulnerable children and school attendance
The Good Law Project (GLP) has written to the Secretary of State for Education, Gavin Williamson, threatening legal action if he fails to issue guidance that protects vulnerable children and families as schools reopen.