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Match successfully helps mature student with appeal hearing

Match successfully helps mature student with appeal hearing

We recently acted for a mature student who had been withdrawn from her degree studying social work. Our client had failed her dissertation due to an unmerited delay of eighteen months on behalf of the Higher Education Institution, causing significant detriment to our client and her progression. Our client also faced personal problems during the time she was due to submit her work. This along with a lack of adequate supervision during the course in general contributed to her not achieving a pass mark and being subsequently withdrawn. Our client had exhausted her second and final attempt at the work in question.

After unsuccessfully attempting to appeal this decision herself, she instructed us to assist with the final stage of the internal appeal process. We thereafter prepared detailed written representations outlining the failings of the Higher Education Institution. A panel hearing followed our submission and we went on to represent our client at the Appeal Hearing.  Our client was successful in her appeal and was given a third and final attempt to submit her work.  She is now in the process of completing her degree and pursuing a career as a Social Worker.



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We were very happy to hand over our case to Match Solicitors and allow them to do what they do best - they won our appeal. They make no guarantees but at least you know, whether you win or lose, they have done their best for your child.

Mr & Mrs O'Dea, Surrey

Match Solicitors were highly recommended to us not only for their undisputed comprehensive knowledge of the SEN legal minefield, but for their understanding of autism and other disorders and consequent compassionate work ethic. Their diligence and consummate professionalism ensured that the Local Authority were forced to take our son’s case seriously. It is almost impossible to articulate how grateful we are to Rishi and Anita for their hard work and dedication.

Mr & Mrs Williams, Hertfordshire

Absolutely outstanding from all members of the team...so efficient, professional and absolute experts, such a pleasure to work with

Zaid Ali - East Sussex