Areas of expertise include:

  • Special Educational Needs & Disability (SEND)
  • Judicial Review
  • Statutory Appeals
  • Admission Appeals
  • Independent Review Panel
  • Disability Discrimination
  • Discrimination Claims
  • Safeguarding
  • Professional Disciplinary
  • School Exclusions
  • Human Rights
  • First Tier Tribunal
  • School Complaints
  • Exam Results
  • Data Protection
  • Attendance Issues
  • School Closures

Education Law Barristers

Trinity's Education Law Barristers are regularly instructed by solicitors acting for Local Authorities, independent schools, colleges, academies, universities, pupils, students, parents and other interested parties.

The team deal with appeals to the First-Tier Tribunal (Special Educational Needs and Disability) also known as SEND, as well as in Upper Tribunal Appeals. These often complex cases, involve the effective assimilation of expert reports including those from Educational Psychologists, Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS), Speech and Language Therapy etc. It is also essential that appeals are handled sensitively and respectfully given the emotive issues involved and the challenging needs that children may face, together with the wider impact those have on the wider family and carers.

Chambers' Education Law barristers deal with admissions appeals, including representing Local Authorities, private schools and parents, in cases regarding oversubscribed schools across the North East.

As well as covering a wide range of Education Law issues such as disputing exam results, safeguarding, disability discrimination and professional discipline, the team has acted on behalf of both parents and schools before the Independent Review Panel in respect of permanent exclusion decisions.

Members of the team regularly provide CPD training sessions via seminars, webinars and workshops to their clients, including Local Authority solicitors.

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