Going to court is always a last resort and we aim to resolve education disputes as quickly and without the need to go to court wherever possible.
Schools and Local Education Authorities have official complaints and appeal procedures that we can help you with. Having legal representation from one of our knowledgeable and experienced education law solicitors at this early stage can significantly improve your complaints chances of success.
Once in a dialogue with the school or LEA, we have the negotiation and mediation skills to help you get the outcome you want for your child. Wherever possible, we try to reach an agreement without taking legal action.
If necessary, we can refer your case to appeals boards or the Local Government Ombudsman, who have the power to make LEAs reconsider their decisions. In some cases, it is possible to pursue the matter with the Secretary of State.
We will pursue a court-based legal resolution with judicial review only if all other options have failed.