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Education Law and Practice


“There is a strong emphasis on the practical ... solid, well set out and clear” EDUCATION LAW ASSOCIATION

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Education Law and Practice is a practical guide to this complicated area of law, for all professionals advising parents and pupils as well as schools and governing bodies.

The work begins with an introduction to the history and structure of the education system before examining the key issues such as admissions, health and safety, attendance, discipline, exclusion and special educational needs, as well as issues specific to further and higher education.

This fourth edition has been substantially re-written to reflect developments in law and practice including additional material on new school structures and Academies; the new SEN regime; and a new chapter on information law.

The authors explanatory text is complemented by useful precedent letters for professionals acting for parents and pupils, together with relevant consolidated statutory materials.
Chapter 1
A Brief History of Education in England and Wales

Chapter 2
The Key Players

Chapter 3
Structure of the School System

Chapter 4
School Curriculum, Standards and Inspections

Chapter 5
School Admissions

Chapter 6
Non- curricular obligations on schools and local authorities: Health and Safety, Pastoral Care, Safeguarding and Welfare

Chapter 7

Chapter 8
Discipline and Exclusion from School

Chapter 9
Special Educational Needs

Chapter 10
Discrimination and Education

Chapter 11
Special Cases

Chapter 12
Further Education

Chapter 13
Higher Education

Chapter 14
Complaints and Remedies

Chapter 15
Failure to Provide Appropriate Education

Chapter 16
Information Rights

Chapter 17
Practical Considerations in Running Education Case

Appendix A

Appendix B
Precedent Letters

Appendix C
Useful Names and Addresses

"An exemplary use of plain and comprehensible English” says Otton LJ – Perhaps, even a lesson for some teachers! ... The work is a practical guide, specifically making education law accessible to a range of legal advisers, social workers, children’s guardians, those within educational establishments, and most importantly local authorities ... In a nutshell, it encompasses most of what an education lawyer needs as a ‘one stop shop’ without further reference to detailed specifics of a case which will inevitably turn on heavy detail from the loose leaf works ... The new fourth edition for 2016 has been substantially re‐written by the authors to explain new developments in law and practice including additional material on new school structures, and Academies, which will be very helpful to the uninitiated; a review of the new SEN regime; and an excellent new chapter on information law from Julianne Kerr Morrison of Monckton Chambers ..."

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An appreciation by Elizabeth Taylor of Richmond Green Chambers and Phillip Taylor MBE of The Barrister

Reviews of the previous editions

"what makes this special is the mass of advice and hints as to what you should actually do … excellent"
Education Law Journal

"invaluable … excellent… to be highly commended for the practitioner's bookshelf"
Education, Public Law and the Individual

"Comprehensive and very practitioner-orientated"
Education and the Law

"This book has a good feel: solid, well set out and clear to read ... a strong emphasis on the practical"
Education Law Association

"this guide will be welcomed by legal practitioners in this area ... written in clear language ensuring its accessibility to a much wider audience ... a well-organised,comprehensive and accessible guide"
Publication Monitor

"This long awaited update of the first edition provides an excellent overview of the issues which face education law practitioners … written in a succinct and accessible manner… useful precedents and helpful checklists will no doubt assist the busy practitioner"
New Law Journal 

"it is a very good reference book written from the perspective of not only lawyers but parents ... a well-ordered and easy to follow book which provides an excellent overview of education law"
Solicitors Journal

"an excellent practical guide offering checklists and precedents, which makes this book essential reading for any practitioner dealing with this complex are of law"
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