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.