Monckton’s education law specialists launch blog

05 May 2020

Education has been in the spotlight with the country in lockdown. With schools and universities closed “until further notice”, the education sector is being subjected to a broad spectrum of novel problems, from setbacks to pupils progress and financial compensation claims by fee-paying learners, to concerns for the most vulnerable students and potential human rights infringements, with grading disputes potentially following this summer.

A number of Monckton Chambers’ public law barristers have considerable experience of working with the education sector. The current crisis has provided a focus for them to come together to share their views and expertise under the banner of a dedicated Education Law Group. Recognising the need for specialist advice to the sector, Monckton’s Education Law Group will provide clients and contacts with meaningful support. The launch of the blog is the next step.

The blog is written by specialist barristers from Monckton and covers important developments across the field of education law. It includes:

  • case notes on important judgments, both from Monckton and elsewhere;
  • legislative changes and analysis of their implications, for example in relation to human rights; and
  • commentary on topical issues in education law, such as school closures due to COVID-19.

You can visit the blog, where you can also subscribe to receive posts by email.

It is aimed at all those active in this area: solicitors and barristers, students and parents, schools, universities and other FE & HE institutions, local authorities, the Department for Education, Ofsted and other education regulators.

We hope that readers will find the blog to be an enjoyable as well as a valuable resource.