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.
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.
We recently acted for a student accused of plagiarism due to failure to quote appropriately from sources used in assessed course work. We assisted our client in preparing his statement of defence in relation to the allegations highlighting that any errors were inadvertent and unintentional and highlighting the impact of any penalty upon him given his previous good character and strong marks.
Regulated professions are generally those that fall under the umbrella of health, social care and law. In these areas particularly, a finding of plagiarism could mean exclusion from professional registration. If you are studying for a regulated profession and are facing unfounded accusations of plagiarism, your most likely course of action is to defend your case before an Academic Misconduct Panel.
Recent studies suggest that the issue of bullying is sadly on the rise. Bullying is a very serious matter, which can sometimes have devastating consequences. For a child, bullying can sometimes have life-changing effects. Although it may be the last thing your child wants, you must go to the school about your child's bullying problem.
Appearing before a disciplinary board can be an extremely stressful time a student. However, it is important to remember that you have a right to defend yourself against any and all allegations. Every UK university and college has procedures in place to manage disciplinary issues. These procedures are there to ensure that your rights to fair treatment are respected.
There are many cases when accusations of gross misconduct are unjust or even completely baseless. As a teacher formally accused of gross misconduct, it is important that you know what your rights are. At Match Solicitors, we are proud of our record of successfully representing unfairly accused teachers.
We understand that when disputes occur between parents and independent schools, parents often feel that they are powerless due to independent schools not being legally obliged to conform to government guidelines, specifically to the Education Acts or the Department for Education's Guidance.