Ofsted and CQC regulation
3PB’s dedicated team of education specialist barristers have a wealth of experience in Ofsted and CQC regulation, including appeals against cancellation by Early Years and Child Care providers.
Our work has included advising and representing schools and nurseries to respond to unfavourable Ofsted inspection reports and responding to CQC inspection and reports.
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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
Welcome to the 9th edition of our education law newsletter. Edited by Jim Hirschmann and Katherine Anderson, it features analysis and contributions from head of team Charlotte Hadfield, Katherine Anderson (who celebrated the publishing of her book), Emma Waldron, Olivia McGonigle, Jim Hirschmann and pupil Rosa Thomas.Continue reading
Case analysis covers: R (on the application of Swalcliffe Park School) v Wokingham Borough Council and another  EWHC 1451 (Admin); R (on the application of AI) v London Borough of Wandsworth  EWHC 2088 (Admin); MXX v A Secondary School  EWCA Civ 99; and Manchester University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust v JS and Others  EWCOP 33. The team also looks at potential student litigation that could arise out of the university marking and assessment boycott.
Four 3PB education and public law barristers (pictured top left to bottom right) acted for Ofsted throughout various strands of the IICSA Inquiry, which was chaired by Professor Alexis Jay OBE. Mathew Gullick KC Alice de Coverley Faizul Azman Gabriel Adedeji 3PB reported in March this year on the earlier findings from IICSA of "shocking failings" and "blatant hypocrisy" in the way major UK religious groups handle child sex abuse allegations and that some were...Continue reading
Alice de Coverley and Gabriel Adedeji act for Ofsted in the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse
3PB’s education and public law expert Alice de Coverley acted as Junior Counsel for Ofsted, led by Sarah Hannett QC, in this major public inquiry. Gabriel Adedeji, 3PB public law and regulatory law expert, acted as disclosure counsel for Ofsted. This latest strand of this ground-breaking investigation into the school sector by IICSA lasted for over three years and had several dimensions. Its first phase focused on residential specialist music schools and residential special schools,...Continue reading
3PB’s specialist education barrister, Emma Waldron, has been interviewed for the UK's No. 1 legal consumer podcast "Get Legally Speaking" about the current legal landscape and what the future may hold for unhappy students. On 18th March 2020, exams were cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic; then on 17th August this year, a U-turn decision was announced by the Secretary of State for Education that allowed A-Level students to receive grades based on their teachers'...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 education law specialist barrister Emma Waldron has successfully supported a child-minder at the First-tier Tribunal in the decision of Mrs LR (A) v Ofsted (R). The case concerned an appeal of Ofsted’s decision to cancel the registration of a child-minder on the early years register under Section 68 of the Childcare Act 2006. Judgement followed a five day hearing and it was concluded that the Notice of Cancellation made by Ofsted was neither necessary...Continue reading
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