Children and Families Act 2014: One year on

It has been a just over a year since the Children and Families Act 2014 came into force on 1 September 2014, introducing a new system of Education, Health and Care Plans (EHCP) for 0-25 years. Statistics released by the Department of Education in May show that on 15 January 2015, there were 235,980 Statements […]

Complaints against universities rise

Due to the recent rises in tuition fees and the ever more competitive jobs market, more and more students are making formal complaints against their universities. The reasons for these may vary considerably, but essentially they rest on the principle that the university has not discharged its responsibility properly, and has let the student down […]

Exceptional funding scheme unlawful

The ‘exceptional funding scheme’, which had intended to operate as the government’s  “safety net” for vulnerable people denied legal aid due to cuts to public funding, has been ruled unlawful. The High Court deemed that the scheme was not only too complex for many applicants in person, but was too rigid to be of use […]