Discrimination Time Limits

In Hale v Brighton & Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust UKEAT/0342/16/LA the Employment Appeal Tribunal considered whether a decision to instigate an investigation which resulted in disciplinary proceedings, and the subsequent dismissal of the Claimant amounted to “conduct extending over a period of time.” The EAT concluded that the entirety of the disciplinary process was … Read more

Term Time Holidays

  Term time holidays may have just got a lot more expensive following the recent Supreme Court decision in Isle of Wight v Platt[2017]. Whether or not you accept that absence from school is likely to detrimentally affect a child’s education or you believe that there are educational benefits for children from foreign travel, the … Read more

Bailey Wright & Co Supermarket Bag Pack for YoungMinds

On Saturday 29th April 2017 staff from Bailey Wright & Co Solicitors packed shopping at M & S in Merry Hill on behalf of the firm’s nominated charity, YoungMinds. YoungMinds is the UK’s leading charity committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people.  The firm raised £494.82 and would like … Read more

Infant Class Appeals 18.4.2017

Infant classes and the limited right of appeal With infant class places being allocated across the country today, many parents will be consoling themselves in the knowledge that they have a right of appeal.  However, the limited scope for appeals to be allowed means that most appeals will be unsuccessful and most parents stand little, … Read more

Grammar School Appeals – March 2017

GRAMMAR SCHOOL PLACES AND APPEALS – MARCH 2017   Many parents will today receive details of whether their child has been allocated at place at the grammar schools where they sat the entrance examination.  Many pupils and parents who will be delighted and even more disappointed with the outcome.  Phil Storey, Education Law solicitor at … Read more

Court of Appeal decide case of Blackwood on 23rd June 2016 which could have been decided differently after Brexit!

Court of Appeal decide case of Talia Blackwood v Birmingham & Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust on 23rd June 2016 which could have been decided differently after Brexit!   The Appellant brought a claim for sex discrimination in connection with a work placement as part of her studies to become a nurse but which … Read more

Court of Appeal hears appeal in Blackwood v Birmingham & Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust 4th May 2016

The Court of Appeal heard the appeal from the Employment Appeal Tribunal in the case of Blackwood v Birmingham & Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust on 4th May 2016.    Whichever way the case is decided it is likely to have significant implications for students on placements, universities and placement providers in the NHS … Read more