Education News

3PB’s Hannah Bush appointed as First Tier Tribunal Judge and Deputy District Judge

3PB are delighted to announce that family barrister Hannah Bush has been appointed a Deputy District Judge and a part-time First Tier Tribunal judge after separate competitions, the latter of which was announced today Thursday 28 May 2020. Hannah will sit in the Health, Education and Social Care Chamber and will hear appeals concerned with […]

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3PB Education Team publishes newsletter

3PB's Education Team has produced a newsletter featuring contributions from Matthew Wyard, Alice de Coverley, Naomi Webber and Faizul Azman with a foreword from team head Charlotte Hadfield. Read the newsletter here The team has chosen two topics that are related to Covid-19 that we think are here to stay (at least for the next […]

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3PB’s Jennifer Agyekum successfully appeals Ofsted decision against child-minder

3PB’s specialist Education and Regulatory Law Barrister Jennifer Agyekum has successfully appealed a decision made by Ofsted to cancel the registration of a child-minder. Judgement followed a five day hearing and the decision of SB v Ofsted concluded that it would be disproportionate to cancel the registration of the child-minder and imposed realistic conditions that […]

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3PB's Emma Waldron successfully appeals OFSTED decision on child-minder

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 […]

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The new emergency Coronavirus Bill and its hidden impact on private schools

3PB Education and public law barrister Matthew Wyard examines the impact of the new Coronavirus Bill on the independent education sector and uncovers some unexpected roles and demands on private schools. Click here to read Matthew's analysis. Matthew Wyard has practised in the field of education law for 8 years and is happy to represent […]

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3PB issues new commentary on SEN provision, EHC Plans and the meaning of ‘necessary’

Education and public law barrister Matthew Wyard and Paul Wyard of Sinclairslaw review Nottinghamshire CC v SF and another, a case in which the Court of Appeal held that the First-Tier Tribunal  had correctly construed the meaning of ‘necessary’ in section 37(1) of the Children and Families Act 2014 (CFA 2014) in finding that it […]

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Charlotte Hadfield and Matthew Wyard successful in the Court of Appeal in the first case to consider section 37 of the Children and Families Act 2014

Charlotte Hadfield and Matthew Wyard, instructed by Sinclairslaw, acted for the parents in the decision, handed down today, of Nottinghamshire County Council v SF and GD. The case concerned an appeal brought by Nottinghamshire County Council against the earlier Upper Tribunal decision of the same name ([2019] UKUT 243 (AAC)) which itself was an appeal […]

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