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Education Law

We have an expert team of Education Law Solicitors around the country. Whether you are a parent or a student, we aim to assist and advise you in all the educational issues that you may be facing. We deal with all issues involving primary & secondary schools and Universities across the UK. 

Free initial telephone consultation

Phone us on 0808 168 5550 to discuss the details of your case, the options available to you and how our legal team can assist you. We can also discuss fees and give you an estimate of our fees based on your specific circumstances. Alternatively, email us your query on and we’ll get back to you in due course.

How we can help:

Sorting out the issues surrounding your or your child’s education is very important. 
Due to the complex rules, regulations and laws surrounding these issues, it’s important that you seek expert legal advice to ensure the best outcome.

The types of cases we can help in include:

  • Issues surrounding the statutory assessment of a child’s special educational needs
  • Appealing admissions or exclusion from school
  • Actions against independent schools and colleges
  • Internal University appeals for plagiarism, misconduct, discipline and withdrawal

Cartwright King is able to offer legal aid in respect of education law advice and assistance in the following categories:

  • Special Educational Needs including Education, Health and Care Plans;
  • discrimination in education; and
  • public law challenges to education matters.

To find out if you are eligible you first need to contact Civil Legal Advice who will assess your financial circumstances and the nature of your case. The contact details for Civil Legal Advice can be found here.

If you are eligible for legal aid and are referred to Cartwright King either because we are the closest legal aid provider to you, or you have expressed a preference to be referred to Cartwright King then we will arrange an appointment with you to discuss your case. You will be given a reference number that you will need to provide. The appointment will usually be at our Nottingham or Leicester offices but if you are unable to access those offices we may be able to meet you elsewhere, for example in our Derby or Birmingham offices.

If you would like a preliminary discussion with someone to see if your case may be covered by legal aid or you would like to know more about the process, please contact us.

If you are assessed as not eligible for legal aid then we would be happy to discuss other payment options with you.

You can contact us by email or call 0808 168 5550.


COVID Secure

As the government begin to ease lockdown measures, we have setup a new COVID Secure team to review how clients can resume visiting our office when required, safely. The team has also reviewed how Cartwright King employees can return to the office safely so that business can return to normal as possible. Should you wish to book an appointment with one of our legal representatives and visit our office, you will be prompted to read our new office guidance notes which must be read and understood before visiting. Further information can be found on our office location web pages.

We have also created a Know Your Rights page which has all the latest information surrounding your legal rights amidst the Coronavirus outbreak.

Our offices

We have offices in Bedford, Birmingham, Derby, Leeds, Leicester, London, Manchester, Middlesbrough, Northampton, Nottingham and Sheffield.

Cartwright King also promotes remote working, so we can provide you with the same excellent service outside of our office locations.

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