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Case Studies

Recent cases we have been involved with and how these have positively affected peoples' lives.

Match assists Parent who was liable to pay independent school fees

Our clients approached us further to issues they had been experiencing with their son’s independent school. Our clients had sent their son to a prestigious independent boarding school in the UK to gain his qualifications and to improve his English language skills.

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Match successfully assists student who was withdrawn from University

Our client was a PhD student who had passed her PhD with minor corrections at a reputable University. The University did not send her notification of the outcome of the oral viva examination and due to personal circumstances, our client was unable to chase for this.

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Student who failed placement year reinstated by University

Our client came to us as a result of a failed placement year on a professional skills course which was government funded. Our client had failed on this course due to mitigating circumstances and a disability which had not yet been fully diagnosed or disclosed to the University.

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Match reinstates students UCAS application after it was terminated

Our client made an application via the UCAS system for places at universities. Our client failed to place on his application form various results for examinations which he had retaken and performed better. Our client had only added the better mark. UCAS argued against this and due to the time it took to deal with the issue, cancelled his registration.

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Match assist student who did not receive adequate guidance on plagiarism

Our client came to us a second time, having won his previous case against the University, which involved allegations of plagiarism and failure to make reasonable adjustments to the exam process due to his disability. Following a second allegation of plagiarism on the same essays our client, again, came to us for assistance.

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Match helps client obtain 2:1 degree classification despite missing out by small margin

We were recently instructed by a client who had missed out on a 2:1 degree classification by a small margin. It transpired that our client had mitigating circumstances for one of the examinations that he had sat, but he was advised that he could not submit mitigation at the time due to the University operating a ‘fit to sit’ policy.

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Match gives student opportunity to resubmit for PhD

We were instructed by a client who had failed his second PhD attempt and thus had been awarded an MPhil rather than the PhD he had hoped to achieve.

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Match successfully assists client accused of Academic Misconduct

We assisted a client who had been accused of academic misconduct. Our client had been accused of paying for a ghost writing service to prepare his work.

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Student with inadequate supervision allowed to resbmit as if for the first time

We acted for a client in a very lengthy and complex case relating to her doctorate. Our client had attended a viva and was required to undergo major revisions over a period of two years.

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Match overturns OIA decision

We were instructed by our client who had been found unfit to practice by his University following a Fitness to Practice Hearing. Our client had, prior to instructing us, been through the University’s appeal procedures and also the OIA, where his complaint had been rejected.

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Match successfully helps student expelled following a Disciplinary Hearing

We recently successfully assisted a client who had been expelled following a Disciplinary Hearing. The University’s case was that our client’s conduct, which related to behaviour of being drunk and disorderly and allegedly being threatening and abusive to security staff, warranted his expulsion from the University.

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