We provide expert advice on all education matters including the following:-

• Special Educational Needs including appeals in relation to child’s Statement, now Education, Health Care Plans (EHC Plans).

• School admissions.

• Judicial Review including decisions made by the Local Authority, schools or governors.

• Bullying and discrimination

• Children without education

Read about a recent Special Educational Needs appeal success.

If you would like to know more please contact Sarah Swarbrick on: 01229 462126.


Our employment team has received (and continues to receive) a large number of requests for help from companies who would like assistance with interpreting the ongoing changes to the furlough scheme and/or who are advance planning for when the furlough scheme comes to an end.  Some of this planning may involve consideration of short-time working or even redundancies and some involves dealing with specific concerns that returning employees may have about health and safety or about childcare and other obligations.

We have produced a number of factsheets for our employer clients which explain the Government guidance and which provide some practical guidance on how to deal with some of these matters.

If you have any specific queries about ending your furlough scheme or need any assistance with restructuring your business in light of the ongoing economic difficulties caused by the Coronavirus pandemic, please e-mail Steve Walker at or Gail Black at

Full details of how we are dealing with Coronavirus are available here.

We will do everything possible to keep disruption to a minimum during this difficult time.