3PB’s team of specialist education barristers represent both claimants and defendant local authorities, schools, universities and colleges covering every aspect of discrimination in employment and education, dealing with cases as diverse as equal pay, public sector equality duty and the regulation to promote equality and diversity. The team are experts in education law as well as human resources and discrimination.
Our barristers regularly advise on all forms of discrimination, victimisation and harassment including age, race, sex, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital status, religion or belief, and disability. Our work in disability discrimination claims including direct discrimination, indirect discrimination and further specific claims of failing to make reasonable adjustments. Claims have focused – amongst the full range of disability discrimination claims - on Special Education Needs (SEN) provision, examination concessions, Autistic Spectrum Disorder, accessibility in pace and content by the student and the misuse of delegated SEN budgets.
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24 November - Black Friday discount on ‘A Practical Guide to EHC Plan Appeals' by Katherine Anderson
Law Brief Publishers have announced a one-day ‘Black Friday’ discount of 25% on Katherine’s detailed practitioner’s guide to this fast-growing and changing area of law, launched in June this year. The book, which usually retails for £69.99, will be on sale for £52.50. If you want to access the discount on ‘A Practical Guide to EHC Plan Appeals,' please click here anytime on Friday 24 November. About the book: This is a detailed practitioner’s guide to...Continue reading
3PB Barristers have created a dedicated webpage on its website to act as a hub for the many articles, briefings and webinar and podcast recordings about lockdown laws and regulations as well as practical issues like court attendance, e-bundles, remote and hybrid hearings. The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues to create employment, contractual and other legal challenges which are in many ways unprecedented. The impact of the virus is being felt, and in response, 3PB have...Continue reading
3PB’s specialist education barristers Alice de Coverley and Matthew Wyard have co-authored a two-part report, for students and schools separately, about today’s GCSE results day (20 August 2020). This follows their A Level advice guide and webinar earlier this week. The Department for Education (“DfE”) changed its approach in a major U-turn five days after the A Level results were released. The switch to centre assessment grades (rather than the standardised/moderated grades) will apply to...Continue reading
Part-time music teacher wins landmark Court of Appeal case confirming the method of calculating holiday pay for ‘part-year’ workers
Music teacher Lesley Brazel, supported by the Incorporated Society of Musicians (ISM) and ARAG who provide legal expenses insurance to the ISM’s members, turned to Nottinghamshire law firm Hopkins Solicitors LLP and counsel Charlotte Hadfield, Lachlan Wilson, and Mathew Gullick from 3PB, to bring her holiday pay claim to court. Mrs Brazel, who was employed on a zero-hours contract, which was expressed to be permanent but under which she was only required to work during...Continue reading
Aimee Fox has joined 3PB Barristers’ leading Education and Family law teams from St Ives Chambers. Called to the Bar in 2007, she is well-known as a specialist in education law and private law and family finance cases. Aimee’s education practice sees her regularly appear in the First Tier Tribunal. She acts for all parties including local authorities, schools, parents and young people. Aimee’s education experience includes judicial reviews; discrimination and equalities claims; special educational...Continue reading
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