Independent School Disputes

Our education law team have specialist expertise in dealing with issues on behalf of parents against independent schools and achieving a satisfactory outcome for them. Parents often work and save hard in order afford the fees at independent school and expect a high standard of education and pastoral support for their children. Sometimes independent schools fall below the standard expected by the fee-paying parents.

Services we provide:

  • Advising on admissions issues
  • Advising and representing parents in exclusion, expulsion or suspension proceedings
  • Advising parents on requests for removal of their children from a school
  • Advising and representing parents in the complaints process
  • Advising and representing parents over bullying issues
  • Advising and representing parents in discrimination cases
  • Advising and supporting parents who have withdrawn their child from an independent school without giving a term’s notice leading to non-payment of school fees
  • Advised on breach of contract/negligence claims

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What clients say

"Geldards is a market leader in the field of education law. The solicitors working at the firm draw on considerable experience in the field and their combined experience spans decades"

Legal 500 2024

"The team carefully support clients to navigate very difficult issues with clarity and confidence. They are warm, quick to respond, thorough, proactive and maintain excellent communication with clients."

Chambers & Partners, 2024

"Geldards is very effective working with families with vulnerable children, taking a take a careful and efficient approach to billing."

Chambers & Partners, UK, 2023

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