Our education team are experts in the law relating to bullying and can help bring an end to a child being subjected to adverse treatment and hold those responsible to account. Most of us can remember a time when we were bullied at school. The anxiety, stress and often the embarrassment is hard to forget and stays with you for life.

Many of us suffered in silence because we did not want to draw attention to what was happening. In the past, when bullying was brought to the attention of a school it was not always dealt with properly, leading to further adverse treatment, a loss of faith in the school and a sense of despair about what to do next. The education system has moved on and schools are better equipped to deal with bullying, but sadly the problem has never been stamped out.

Schools have a legal duty of care to all students and must have an anti-bullying policy in place which they should follow. Do not let your child suffer in silence, our education team are experts in bullying law and can help end put an end to the torment.

If your child was bullied in the past but the experience continues to impact on their mental welfare or has substantially impacted on their academic performance or life outside education, those responsible may still be legally accountable. Bullying can be considered a form of negligence and a crime. Our team can help advise on further legal action, if appropriate, that can be taken.

Geldards offers a free telephone consultation to all parents, which means you will have the opportunity to discuss your child’s case with an expert lawyer before deciding on what action to take. We will always provide honest and impartial advice regarding the strength of your case and whether you should pursue it. Contact us now and arrange a free telephone consultation with one of our expert lawyers who will discuss your child’s case with you, in plain English without any legal jargon. Our lawyers will consider your child’s case and help you understand the best steps forward at helping put an end to the bullying and holding those responsible to account.

Services we provide:

  • Advising on what internal actions a school should be taking to combat bullying

  • Advising on whether the school has complied with its bullying policy

  • Advising and conducting a school complaint regarding failure to deal with bullying

  • Where appropriate advising and conducting a complaint to the local authority

  • Where appropriate advising and conducting a complaint to the Local Government Ombudsman

  • Advising and conducting a complaint to the Secretary of State

  • Advising on a potential civil claim to the County Courts

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Adam Friel


Partner, London

+44 (0)20 7489 6448


Kevin McManamon


Senior Associate, Nottingham

020 7489 6446