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Students experience in the education sector

Our student team lawyers act as trusted advisers to institutions on a daily basis, providing robust, pragmatic and prompt legal and strategic advice on all aspects of the institution/student relationship and its fair, lawful and effective regulation.

We work in partnership with institutions to assist them in delivering first class learning, teaching and research and an excellent student experience in a supportive and inclusive community.

We advocate a proactive and holistic approach to student regulation to enable institutions to keep within legal and regulatory frameworks and to place students at the heart of all they do.

Examples of the areas on which we are able to draw on our extensive experience include:

  • the student contract including the contracting process and the application of consumer legislation
  • admissions
  • academic appeals
  • complaints (including to the OIA, SFA and EFA and to the Information Commissioner's Office)
  • student conduct and discipline
  • academic misconduct
  • exclusions and suspensions
  • student mental health and fitness to study
  • student deaths, HSE investigation and coroners' inquests
  • fitness to practise and professional suitability
  • placements, work-based learning and overseas study
  • equality and discrimination
  • natural justice
  • drafting and review of student regulations, policies an procedures
  • digital and social media
  • human rights
  • litigation including discrimination claims, injunctions and judicial review
  • advising on potential challenges to decisions made by regulators and funding councils
  • safeguarding
  • 14-19s
  • DBS and criminal convictions
  • data protection
  • reputational and defamation issues
  • freedom of speech and expression
  • protests and occupations
  • Tier 4 immigration regime
  • student accommodation
  • students' unions
  • collaborations
  • funding disputes  

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