• 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 any party in educational disputes. He is currently writing for the forthcoming, inaugural edition of the new Education Law Handbook...

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  • How will special education provision operate if the Coronavirus Bill is enacted?

    Charlotte Hadfield's brief(ish) introduction to temporary closure directions and temporary continuity directions, with a review of how special educational provision may operate if the Coronavirus Bill is enacted in its current form.

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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 was necessary for special educational provision to be made for a child in accordance with an EHC Plan – even...

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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 against a decision of the First Tier Tribunal requiring the local authority to issue an EHC Plan to HD. The...

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  • 3PB welcomes education and public law barrister Matthew Wyard

    3PB is pleased to welcome Matthew Wyard, a public law barrister specialising in the fields of education, health and social care. He joined chambers having spent his first few years of practice as an employed barrister in the public law and commercial litigation departments of a well-known specialist public law firm. Matthew brings significant experience of court-based and advisory work for claimants and local authorities in education matters, individuals and institutions in Court of Protection disputes...

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  • Alice de Coverley authors the Education Law Chapter of Patterson & Karim on Judicial Review

    3PB barrister Alice de Coverley is delighted to have contributed her expertise to authoring the Education Law Chapter of Judicial Review in Law and Practice, now renamed in its third edition as Patterson & Karim on Judicial Review. This authoritative work is edited by Sam Karim QC and Constanze Bell of Kings Chambers. The third edition of Patterson & Karim on Judicial Review has been updated to provide practitioners with a comprehensive companion to judicial review...

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  • 3PB nominated twice in the Legal 500 UK Bar Awards 2020

    3PB is thrilled to have been shortlisted by the Legal 500 directory in the following categories: Regional Bar: Set of the Year and Regional Bar: Silk of the Year – Vanessa Meachin QC The nomination for Regional Set of the Year is further acknowledgment of the talent, hard work and investment by 3PB's members and staff this year across all of our specialisms and 6 office locations in the UK. The set was previously shortlisted in...

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  • 3PB’s Emma Waldron successful at The Lawyer Monthly Awards 2019

    Education, clinical negligence and court of protection barrister Emma Waldron was today recognised as one of a handful of UK lawyers winning a Women in Law award from Lawyer Monthly. The Lawyer Monthly Women in Law Awards 2019 recognise the hardworking achievements of women working in law firms, corporate lawyers, counsel and those connected to the legal world who have a proven track record in delivering results for their clients over the past twelve months. With...

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  • 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...

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  • 3PB provide specialist legal and practical tips training for law firm Irwin Mitchell

    Ten specialist members of 200-strong 3PB Barristers will today be training more than 50 lawyers from leading law firm Irwin Mitchell’s highly-regarded Medical Negligence, Family Law, Court of Protection/Public Law and Travel (Serious Injury) teams at 3PB's Colmore Building offices in Birmingham.    

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  • £350m of additional funding is to be made available to support children with special educational needs and disabilities

    Children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) are set to benefit from an extra £350 million funding to provide specialist support and tailored facilities, helping those with complex needs to succeed. The Education Secretary Damian Hinds has announced that councils will receive an additional £250 million over the next two years on top of the £6 billion already provided for the high needs budget this year, to provide much needed support for children and...

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  • 3PB to host Education Law Event with ELAS

    3PB are delighted to host and Education Law Event with ELAS. Please see details below: Date and Time: Tuesday November 6th at 5:45pm. Venue: The Education Law Association, 7 Pancras Square, London, N1C 4AG Speaker: Alice de Coverley of 3PB Chambers (London) Talk: “Legal issues surrounding Home Education, both elective and unplanned” Click here for more information. If you are a non-member or a member of ELAS and you would like to register your interest...

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