Independent Appeals Panel Complaints
If your appeal to the Independent Appeals Panel (IAP) contesting a decision to refuse your child a place at a school for which you applied is rejected, you can turn to Cartwright King for informed advice about making a complaint against the IAP. We can help determine if you have grounds to complain and formulate an action plan.
For frank advice on whether making a complaint against the Independent Appeals Panel is worthwhile, get in touch with our dedicated Education Law team now.
How Cartwright King Can Help with IAP Complaints
Cartwright King offers fixed fee services [more information below] to facilitate a complaint against the IAP. If your appeal is yet to be heard by the IAP, we can represent you at the hearing that will take place to consider your case. We can help with:
- Determining whether you have been treated unfairly and not in accordance with the School Admissions Appeal Code
- Advice on making a complaint against the IAP to the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) or the Local Government Ombudsman (LGO)
- Taking the matter to judicial review if necessary
Benefit from a Free, Initial Telephone Conversation
If you’re considering an Independent Appeals Panel complaint, benefit from a free, initial telephone call with a Cartwright King Education Lawyer. Explaining your situation to a specialist will help you understand what options are available to you, allowing you to formulate a plan of action.
There really is no substitute for speaking to a specialist solicitor to ensure that you’re properly informed about what making a complaint involves and the likely outcomes.
For immediate action, 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
Why Choose Cartwright King for IAP Complaints?
We understand that you want what’s best for your child and a decision to refuse them a school place can be angering and frustrating. Our established Education Lawyers offer a calm, collected approach to your case to ensure that your complaint is understood, heard and fairly acted upon.
Our pro-active, advisory approach ensures that your complaint is made rationally and properly presented to ensure that fairness prevails.
We listen, we understand and we genuinely care about getting the best outcome for you and your child. Navigating education issues alone can be infuriating, which is why we will give you the support you need and stand up for your rights.
Having a law firm on your side that really understands what’s at stake for you, means that you can trust that we’ll do everything we can to ensure that your complaint is carefully considered.
Our advice is backed by experience of dealing with many complaints against the IAP. You can trust our advice and experience to give you a voice and ensure fair treatment.
Our specialist Education Law team goes above and beyond to give you the support you need, for added peace of mind that your case is in good hands.
Working with a specialist Cartwright King solicitor gives you the assurance of having access to legal counsel who will advise you at every stage of your case.
We’re a trusted, resourceful Legal 500 top tier law firm with specialist solicitors committed to defending your legal rights and doing everything we can to secure the right outcome for you and your child. When you need us most, our Education Lawyers rise to the challenge.
Cartwright King offers two, fixed-fee packages to keep you in control of your legal costs, including:
Package 1 – ESFA or LGO Complaint – £400 plus VAT
This package includes: An Education Lawyer to provide legal advice and to draft and submit your complaint in respect of one IAP decision where Cartwright King dealt with the originating admissions appeal.
You must have purchased our Admissions Appeals packges A, B or C for the same appeal in the same school year to qualify for this reduced rate.
Package 2 – ESFA or LGO Complaint – £500 plus VAT
This package includes: An Education Lawyer to provide legal advice and to draft and submit your complaint in respect of one IAP decision where Cartwright King did not deal with the originating admissions appeal.
For more information on legal fees, get in touch with our Education Law team today.