School admissions and exclusions
3PB barristers have an exceptional success rate as counsel in appeals concerning school admissions (including nursery and infant class admissions) before an Independent Appeal Panel, acting for both parents and schools alike.
3PB has a longstanding reputation as the chambers for SEN matters and making successful admission appeals. These may save parents from funding expensive independent school fees and come as school admissions appeals are rising significantly at primary and secondary school level, for all types of schools. Failure to allocate a place to a child/young person who has a Statement of Special Educational Needs or EHC Plan will be brought in the First Tier Tribunal (Special Educational Needs and Disability) in Darlington and not before an Independent Appeal Panel. While this is a different type of Appeal and process, 3PB has the most highly respected team of counsel for this type of appeal. 3PB also routinely act as counsel at infant class size appeals, In-year appeals and secondary school appeals.
3PB’s specialist barristers frequently deal with complex and routine school exclusion cases, considering pupil disciplinary matters and school/parent relationship. The set has advised on a number of school attendance prosecutions, including family holiday cases.
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3PB education barristers Charlotte Hadfield and Alice de Coverley marked the launch of their new legal text on 'The Law in Relation to School Exclusions' with a Q&A session led by fellow barrister Lachlan Wilson yesterday (25 November). Exclusion from school is a sanction of last resort that can hugely and adversely impact a pupil’s life outcomes for many years. Moreover the law relating to school exclusions is a complex tangle of public and regulatory...Continue reading
Education law specialist Charlotte Hadfield, who heads the Education Team, and her barrister colleague Alice de Coverley have co-authored the first book on the law on school exclusion since 2002 - 'The Law in Relation to School Exclusions' published by Law Brief Publishing. The book will be launched officially on November 25 at 5pm in a Q&A interview of both authors via Zoom. Exclusion from school is a sanction of last resort that can hugely...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
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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