Online threats or threatening text messages are a form of bullying and some (but not all) forms of bullying are illegal. Bullying is generally understood to involve behaviour that occurs more than once; where the perpetrator has the intention to cause psychological or physical harm and which often seeks to target certain groups because of their race/religion/sexual orientation.
Withholding degree results can have seriously damaging consequences for students and their careers, often ruining their chances of gaining employment. Therefore, it's extremely important that universities are challenged when applying academic sanctions.
The process of mediation entails you meeting with your Local Authority for an open informal discussion facilitated by a legally trained and fully qualified mediator. Being wholly independent, the mediator is not there to recommend any course of action to either of the parties involved. Rather, the process requires that both parties come to an agreement independently.
At Match Solicitors, we have a vast amount of experience representing students at appeal hearings and we have a high success rate in achieving favourable results for them, overturning unfair decisions made against them and getting their academic career back on track.
When parents enter into a dispute with independent schools, they often feel especially vulnerable, imagining that they have no legal protection. Thankfully, this is not true and independent schools must still adhere to the rules of fairness, the Independent Schools Regulations and if they breach their procedures, you could have a claim for breach of contract.
if you suspect someone has plagiarised your work, then no matter how close a friend they might be, it is your responsibility to report their transgression the moment you become aware of it. Naturally, this can be enormously stressful and can come as such a terrible shock that many students feel completely unable to deal with it.
The role of an Independent Review Panel is to review the specifics of your child's case, particularly with regard to the circumstances surrounding their exclusion. They will look into the interests not only of your child, but also other pupils and members of school staff.
If you're facing disciplinary issues, it's important to remember that you have legal rights to appeal. Here at Match Solicitors, we have a highly experienced team of higher education solicitors who have an unparalleled track record in making sure students defend themselves in a professional manner.
We represented our client whose daughter was excluded from an independent school, following an incident concerning substance abuse. Our client’s daughter was otherwise a good student, achieving well, though she had recently been diagnosed with ADHD. The incident leading to the exclusion took place after the diagnosis.
I wouldn’t hesitate to use your firm again in the future, and will also happily recommend you to others requiring help.
Mrs Shaistah Siddiq-Zeidan, Exeter
I am totally delighted by the services provided to me. The crucial time when I was emotionally and physically drowned by an academic accusation, Match Solicitor gave an enlightenment to my case and my academic career,I won my case and I am now doing degree in Adult Nursing. Very friendly, co-operative and efficient staff
Mohina Basnet Rai, Ashford
I felt listened to and at my initial consultation I was given an honest objective opinion. Would be happy to recommend to others who find themselves at odds with their University.