Jul 13, 2020
A group of parents and carers have threatened Sutton Council with a judicial review challenge over the 2016 outsourcing of its statutory services for special educational needs and disabilities.
Jul 09, 2020
A group of parents of children with special educational needs or disabilities has been granted permission to take the London Borough of Waltham Forest to judicial review over spending cuts.
Jul 02, 2020
Council wins judicial review challenge over decision by Regional Schools Commissioner to back academy conversion
Somerset County Council has overturned at judicial review a decision by the South West Regional Schools Commissioner that a local middle school should become an academy.
Jul 02, 2020
Council to review decision-making process and reimburse mother after boy left without suitable education for second time
Norfolk County Council has agreed to review its decision-making process and internal communications in relation to its special educational needs services, and provide its People and Communities select committee with regular updates on its performance, following a critical report from the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman.
Jun 19, 2020
Law firm Browne Jacobson has appointed partner Bettina Rigg to its national education practice where she will be the firm’s Head of Higher Education.
Jun 17, 2020
A county council withdraws its new post-16 transport policy for the 2020-2021 academic year after being threatened with a judicial review challenge.
Jun 03, 2020
Employment Appeal Tribunal rejects appeal by council over unfair dismissal ruling following maintained school closure
A Welsh council has lost an appeal over a ruling that it unfairly dismissed a group of claimants following the closure of the school where they worked and who were unsuccessful in applying for positions at a new school that opened at the same location.
May 26, 2020
Law firm DAC Beachcroft acted for Isle of Wight Council on its successful defence of an £8m multi-party dispute over a sixth form centre.
May 18, 2020
School breached data protection and human rights, unlawfully misused personal information of Down's Syndrome pupil and mother: High Court
A primary school breached the Data Protection Act 1988 and Human Rights Act 1998 and unlawfully misused the personal information of a child with Down’s Syndrome and her mother, the High Court has ruled.
May 14, 2020
Mayor of London loses statutory challenge over permission for substantial development at top private school
The Mayor of London has failed in a challenge by statutory review to a decision of the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government to allow an appeal by Harrow School against refusal of planning permission for a substantial development.