Education and SEN Update


Thursday 11 February 2016, 9.30am registration (9.45am start) – 1.00pm (followed by lunch) Weightmans, Leicester


Presented by Weightmans and Browne Jacobson

Seminar overview

A session to provide an update for local authority/ education lawyers on the key themes arising in the education sector in relation to admissions, exclusions, appeals and reviews as well as the changes under the Children & Families Act 2014 and discrimination in education.

  • School Admissions Code 2014 and School Admission Appeals Code
  • Exclusions guidance update
  • Disability discrimination in education
  • The new SEN framework under the Children and Families Act 2014
  • Staffing / employment issues

Duration: Half a day (3 CPD points) including lunch

Speaker profiles:

Morris Hill is an associate in Weightmans’ Local Government team. Before joining Weightmans in 2007 he worked for 10 years in local authority in-house legal teams. Morris specialises in education and social care, including child and vulnerable adult protection, best interest determinations, ordinary residence disputes, general community care obligations, commissioning and contractual arrangements, charging, mental health, information sharing, school organisation, exclusions and admissions, SEN provision, school transport and general strategic advice.

Richard Freeth is a partner in the Education team at Browne Jacobson. He has been advising schools and local authorities on all aspects of education law, including SEN, disability, admissions and exclusions, for 15 years. He can be contacted on 0121 237 3961 or Richard.freeth@brownejacobson.com 

How to book

To book a place on this seminar please contact Julie Scheller on 0845 272 5701 or email julie.scheller@freeths.co.uk



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