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.
May 11, 2020
The Court of Appeal has dismissed a bid by a state-funded secondary school in the north of England to have an adverse Ofsted report quashed.
May 01, 2020
Lawyers in Local Government and the Association of Democratic Services Officers (ADSO) have produced guidance on new regulations changing the procedural and constitutional requirements in relation to school admission appeals.
Apr 30, 2020
Department for Education relaxes statutory timescales in four sets of regulations relating to SEN system
Various statutory deadlines in four sets of regulations dealing with special educational needs and disabilities, principally those that relate to EHC [Education, Health and Care] needs assessment and plan processes, will be modified with effect from tomorrow (1 May).
Apr 30, 2020
Judge orders fresh hearing of appeal over school places decision after successful challenge by renting residents
A panel that hears appeals against decisions on school places in Richmond-upon-Thames must reconsider a decision in relation to a family resident in rented property, the High Court has ruled.