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Education Law

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If you’re the parent of a child or you’re a student who has been denied access to education, Cartwright King’s Education Law Solicitors will stand up for your right to learn. Our dedicated Education Lawyers focus exclusively on education issues involving nurseries, primary and secondary schools, colleges and universities.  

Every person has the right to an education, which is why our Education Lawyers will speak up for you, giving you a voice that is heard. 

We can also assist education providers and professionals to defend against claims.

For reliable, fast acting legal support, get in touch with our Education Law team now.

How Cartwright King’s education lawyers can help…

Challenging education issues requires experienced and trusted legal advice. Our dedicated Education Law team offers personal, pro-active and productive advice, support and representation, empowering you to challenge decisions affecting yours or your child’s education. We can support you with:

Benefit from a free, initial telephone conversation

It can be difficult making your voice heard when trying to defend your right to an education. That’s why you can benefit from a free, initial telephone call with a specialist Cartwright King Education Lawyer to discuss how we can support you with the legal backing you need.

You’re under no pressure to instruct us, this call simply gives you a starting point before you make your next move.

There’s no substitute for speaking to one of our specialist Education Law Solicitors to get clear guidance on the best action to take for you or your child.

For immediate assistance, call us or email us for your free* initial discussion. 

The discussion is completely informal and confidential, and is an opportunity for us to:

  • Get to know you 
  • Understand your situation
  • Agree how you want to proceed

*Please be aware that this is a ‘get to know you’ call and no advice will be given.

Why choose Cartwright King for education issues?

The denial of an education can be distressing, while fighting a decision can be time-consuming and emotionally draining. 

Cartwright King does more than give you legal advice and send you on your way, we offer total support from start to finish, standing alongside you to ensure that you or your child has access to an education, while easing the distress and emotional strain. 

Our dedicated Education Lawyers work tirelessly to build your case to give it the best possible chance of success. We know that days, weeks or months out of education can be detrimental to you or a child’s development. That’s why instructing us gives you the legal arsenal to do something about your situation, fast.

We listen, we understand and we genuinely care about your right to an education. That’s why we offer sound, honest, reliable legal advice to ensure that you are heard and your legal rights are protected.

Instructing Cartwright King gives you the assurance of having access to dedicated Education Lawyers focused specifically on education issues. Getting the right advice from proven specialists is the difference in securing the best outcome for you. When your education is a stake, our Education Lawyers rise to the challenge.

We’re a trusted, resourceful Legal 500 top tier law firm with specialist solicitors that are calm under pressure, giving you advice and support that you can count on.

We're here for you.

Frequently asked questions.

If your child has been permanently excluded from school, but you believe their exclusion was discriminatory, you can take your case to a Tribunal or Court. You need to do this within six months of your child’s exclusion date.

Yes. All schools and local authorities have appeal procedures, which our specialist Education Lawyers can guide you through. Getting legal advice early can significantly improve the chances of your appeal’s success.

You can appeal the decision if you believe a school failed to apply its admissions criteria or didn’t apply them correctly. Details on how you can appeal will be found in the letter issued by your local authority informing you of an admission decision for a preferred school.

Your appeal will be reviewed by an Independent Admissions Appeal tribunal, which will consider the evidence that was available to the school’s board of governors when offering places to children.

The tribunal will only uphold your appeal if:

They find the school didn’t apply or didn’t correctly apply its admissions criteria
They find the school would have offered your child a place if it had applied its admissions criteria correctly
A tribunal’s decision is legally binding on you and the school.