Education law

Expert guidance and support from trusted education law solicitors

Understanding education law

We are trusted allies of the neurodivergent community.

Our empathetic style of client care is informed by lived experience including of parenting children with SEN/D. We adopt a solution focused and where necessary robust approach to problem solving with an extremely high success rate.

Unhappy and isolated school child. School admission and exclusion appeals

School admission and exclusion appeals

Our expert education solicitors bring technical excellence and a wealth of experience of successful admission and exclusion appeals as well as use of disability...

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Special educational needs and disability

Our highly specialist team of education lawyers has a proven track record of success, particularly for those children with the most complex and profound needs...

How our education law team can help you

We are experts in cases involving:

  • Special educational needs: EHCPs and SEND Appeals
  • Education Otherwise Than at School
  • Disability Discrimination: Reasonable Adjustments/ Unfavourable treatment
  • Judicial Review
  • Admission Appeals
  • Exclusion Appeals
  • Complaints: State-funded and Independent schools, 
  • Complaints: Local Authorities and LGSCO
  • School Governance
  • Subject Access Request and Data Rectification, ICO
  • Safeguarding: bullying, child protection referrals

We provide ‘Equality of Arms’ and work cross-departmentally with our specialist team in cases involving Breach of Contract and Negligence.


Road marking with the words 'School' in yellow. Judicial review and LGSCO complaints with local authorities

Disputes with local authorities—judicial review and LGSCO complaints

We are trusted allies of the neurodivergent community.  We combine our professional expertise and the lived experience of several team members who...

Eight school children running towards a school building. Disputes with independent and state funded schools

Disputes with independent and state-funded schools

Our highly specialist education lawyers have a proven track record of successfully resolving disputes with all types of schools, in particular well-resourced leading...

School boy in wheelchair at the back of a classroom. Equality Act Claims-Disability discrimination in schools

Equality Act claims—disability discrimination in schools

We have a proven track record of bringing successful Equality Act claims against schools as well as negotiating resolutions where this is best...

Have a real expertise in providing technical and practical advice to preserve a child’s right to an education and educational support.
The Legal 500 (2024)

Get in touch

If you would like to speak with a member of the team you can contact our education law solicitors on +44 (0)20 3826 7528 or complete our enquiry form.

The firm is diligent in managing and understanding complex cases. They are very impressive with their responsiveness.
Chambers UK (2024)

Charging information

Our hourly rates are competitive, offering value for money. 

Charges are usually based on our hourly rates plus administrative charges and disbursements. We will provide you with an initial estimate of your likely legal costs and will update this as your requirements or the circumstances of the work change.

The Legal 500 (2023) describes our practice as having "unparalleled insight into education law matters and the practical realities of SEND in school and how these issues impact home life."
The Legal 500 (2023)

Related insights

The latest news and insights from our education law team

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Russell-Cooke grows education law offering with double hire

Eva Akins, Partner in the Russell-Cooke Solicitors, education law team.
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