Nov 02, 2021
A group of parents, carers and local community members are crowd funding a legal challenge in a bid to stop Hackney Council from closing two children’s centres.
Oct 28, 2021
The Local Government Association has urged the Government to complete its ongoing review of the SEND system.
Oct 20, 2021
An interviewee who received a reprimand from an education regulator after he responded to a rejection email with an expletive has lost a High Court appeal of the decision.
Oct 12, 2021
A council’s ten year strategy to transform education in its county could be disrupted after parents whose children’s schools are under threat of closure as part of the plan are threatening legal action.
Oct 11, 2021
Measures to improve student safety have been implemented at a school criticised by a coroner over the death of a pupil.
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
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 23, 2021
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
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 09, 2021
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
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.
Sep 06, 2021
Hampshire County Council should pay £10,000 in compensation after a mother who was fleeing her ex-partner had her address exposed in a data breach, Portsmouth Magistrates' Court has ruled.
Aug 26, 2021
A First Tier Tribunal (FTT) decision in a special educational needs case must stand even though an error in law was made, the Upper Tribunal Administrative Appeals Chamber has ruled.
Aug 25, 2021
A school and local authority have conceded that there was a breach of duty, but have not admitted liability, in a case of alleged failure to prevent a sexual assault from taking place in school, it has been reported.
Aug 23, 2021
Two families have been granted permission by the High Court to challenge a decision to restructure the education system in South Somerset.
Aug 20, 2021
Manchester children who were out of education before the first national lockdown are to have their cases reviewed following a Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman report.
Aug 20, 2021
Birmingham City Council has terminated its contract with a firm that provided transport for children with special needs after a report found less than half of the operator's staff had the correct background checks.
Aug 12, 2021
Central Bedfordshire Council has agreed to review the way it provides alternative education for children who are unable to attend school because of medical issues, following an investigation by the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman.
Aug 02, 2021
Nottingham Trent University is inviting firms to tender for the provision of legal services for a legal services framework worth an estimated £3.8m over four years.
Jul 28, 2021
Leeds City Council failed to follow guidance on summer-born admissions when deciding when an August-born girl could start school, the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman has found.
Jul 26, 2021
The governing body of a primary school in Walsall has won a High Court challenge over the Secretary of State for Education’s refusal to revoke an academy order.
Jul 22, 2021
Hertfordshire County Council was wrong to withhold information on how an academy trust was chosen to provide schools in Bishop's Stortford and the Information Commissioner had been wrong to agree with the council’s arguments.
Jul 20, 2021
A boy missed out on suitable schooling and support because his disabilities did not meet West Sussex County Council's criteria for an assessment, the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman has reported.
Jul 19, 2021
The parent of a child who attends a Special Educational Needs school has won a judicial review challenge over Thanet Council’s grant of planning permission for an adjacent site.
Jul 05, 2021
A procurement organisation for universities and colleges in Scotland has launched the procurement of a legal services framework worth an estimated £3.4m.
Jun 25, 2021
Birmingham City Council has agreed to revise its home to transport policy and review all its decisions to issue a travel pass over the past three years following several complaints to the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman (LGSCO).