Reflecting over the last 10 years, the lawyers at Match Solicitors have had the privilege of positively assisting and affecting the lives of many parents, students and children. Being an education lawyer is a remarkable life.
Our client was the parent of a 12 year old child who had a Statement of Special Educational Needs (‘the Statement’) that named a maintained secondary school in Part 4; the child had attended the school since starting in Year 7 and had continued to receive a high level of sanctions for his behaviour.
We acted on behalf of a client who was a student at an International American University and had been informed by the University that he was dismissed due to his GPA being consistently below that of the average required by the University.
We were instructed by a home student studying for a degree in Graphic Design with the University of the Arts, London (“the University”). At the end of his second year of study he, like many students, had the chance of taking an international period of study which was to be credited towards his final grade.
Our client was accused of cheating in a professional exam leading to membership with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (“BACP”). A finding of cheating against her could have led to an inability to practice in her field of work.
We were instructed by an overseas student studying for an MBA at London Business School. The student had failed a re-sit and thus had her MBA terminated, which of course had significant implications for her future job prospects and noting her course costs were approximately £64,000.
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
The service was first class and I was encouraged by the Solicitors sound knowledge of education law. Having a child with special needs is a challenge to any parent and the whole process of going to an educational tribunal can be quite daunting. Match Solicitors was able to get the job done professionally and to the highest standard and yet still retaining a very caring and human side which was very reassuring.
Mrs O Akagbosu, London
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.