Sector

Education Dispute Resolution

We are still available and booking appointments over telephone and video conference

The Dispute Resolution team has a broad experience of working with a wide range of LA, maintained and private schools, colleges, multi academy trusts and other educational institutions. The team regularly undertake training sessions and present webinars to senior leaders in the education sector. Members of our team are also school governors which gives them a unique insight into the needs, demands and challenges schools and colleges face.

We have represented education clients in a variety of cases including contract and supply issues, breach of restrictive covenant, GDPR, property and land matters, failure to educate claims, judicial review, reputational management and construction.

Examples of some recent cases include:

  • Acting for a consortium of schools in relation to a dispute with a tendered catering contract;
  • Advising a school in threatened Judicial Review proceedings;
  • Defending school in connection with a failure to educate claims;
  • Acting for a local Academy including a Business Enterprise centre in relation to a problem tenant;
  • Assisting a Grammar School with a dispute involving an alleged right of way over the School playing fields;
  • Acting for a number of private schools pursuing unpaid fees;
  • Acting for a school pursuing damages for breach of contract against an outgoing catering contractor, who was making secret profits by way of rebates from suppliers and not accounting for them to the school;
  • Advising a head teacher on defamation proceedings relating to posts on social media;
  • Obtaining an injunction against a parent who made threats to a Head teacher;
  • Advising a school on a claim brought by the Environment Agency over packaging waste recycling;
  • Advising a school on a claim to terminate a contract of an underperforming contractor;
  • Advising a college on potential injunctive proceedings against a former student harassing members of staff.

For further information please contact the Head of our Education Group - Jonathan Holden

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Jonathan Holden

Jonathan Holden

Partner & Head of Employment & Education

Employment & HR

PinPreston

Call01772 220396 / 07976 278888

Ruth Rule-Mullen

Ruth Rule-Mullen

Partner and Head of Public Sector Employment

Employment & HR

PinPreston

Call01772 220195

Bethany Paliga

Bethany Paliga

Associate

Governance, Procurement & Information

PinLancashire

Call01254 222347

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