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Education Law Services


Many people may not realise that a parent commits a criminal offence which is punishable by a fine of up to £1000 when their child fails to attend school regularly. This can be extended to £2500 and up to 3 months imprisonment if the parent had knowledge of this occurrence.

A parent will have a statutory defence if the absence was due to sickness or any unavoidable cause. The education welfare system plays a key role in identifying and tracking children who are missing education and have a duty to ensure each child is being educated properly. We offer our services to the parents and children who are currently in the education system whether it be an infant, pupil or a student studying at University.

We offer our services within the special education needs sector to parents who require representation from the start. Whether you are appealing or attending the Special Education Needs & Disability Tribunal, statutory assessment or reassessment process we are here to help. We understand the initial process can be stressful and we are here to support and guide you through to achieve the required results.


The most recent change in the education system includes the influx of schools achieving academy status. As a separate entity and dependant upon the type of legal entity, an academy will have to effectively run as a business by taking control of it’s day to day management. Academies will require the services of a solicitors in many sectors of law and we offer the following specialised services;

  • Employment services including dismissals, contracts and compromise agreements
  • Property when acquiring schools, fields and land
  • Litigation when a dispute arises
  • Intellectual property rights including trademarks and logos
  • Debt recovery for unpaid contracts or services
  • Contract negotiations
  • Reviews
  • Terms and Conditions


As a result of our extensive knowledge and client interaction we are able to give you the most up to date practical solutions to any questions and problems you may have.