Education Law

Our team has extensive experience of advising, training and litigating in the field of Education Law. We regularly represent schools, colleges, universities and local education authorities.

Forbes aims to keep things as straightforward as possible with a combination of expertise, straightforward advice and cost effective service to schools, colleges, universities and Local Education Authorities.

We have extensive experience in handling cases where there has been an accident in school or on a school trip or where there have been allegations of a failure to educate or bullying. We also regularly act as the Clerk to Local Education Authorities Exclusion and Admission appeals and represent LEAs at Special Education Needs tribunals.

We offer training to our clients and recently presented a headline seminar to over 100 School Governors and Head Teachers on the subject of "Injury Claims relating to Education".

Specific examples of matters dealt with by our specialist lawyers include:

  • Providing advice to a school in relation to education discrimination
  • Providing advice to governing bodies, Head Teachers and LEAs relating to Judicial Review proceedings brought in respect of the alleged failure to implement a Statement of Special Educational Needs
  • Advising on school transportation policy
  • ASBO - advice to Head Teacher relating to threats by the father of a pupil
  • Claims relating to injuries sustained in PE classes
  • Failure to educate cases
  • Advice to LEAs relating to their disclosure obligations pursuant to the Human Rights Act.

For further information please contact Ridwaan Omar

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