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Term Time Holidays

By Phil Storey | Jun 16, 2017

  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

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Bailey Wright & Co Supermarket Bag Pack for YoungMinds

By Phil Storey | May 4, 2017

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

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Infant Class Appeals 18.4.2017

By Phil Storey | Apr 18, 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

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Grammar School Appeals – March 2017

By Phil Storey | Mar 1, 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

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Secondary School Transfers – 1st March 2017

By Phil Storey | Mar 1, 2017

SECONDARY SCHOOL TRANSFERS – 1ST MARCH 2017   With many pupils and parents today receiving details of the school where they have been offered a place, Phil Storey, Education Law Solicitor sets out the law on secondary school admissions and appeals.   Parents are entitled to express a preference for schools for their child upon … Read more

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World Mental Health Day 10/10/2016

By Karen Bailey | Oct 10, 2016

We are all supposed to be wearing something yellow today in support of #World Mental Health Day, as suggested to us by our sponsored charity #YoungMinds. Can you tell who forgot?              

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Court of Appeal uses EU directives to outlaw discrimination in university and college work placements.

By eddieb | Aug 7, 2016

Court of Appeal uses EU directives to outlaw discrimination in university and college work placements. 23 June 2016   A gap in the legislation relating to discrimination in vocational training placements has been plugged by the court of appeal. In a judgment handed down on 23 June 2016 3 judges found unanimously that legislation relating … Read more

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

By Phil Storey | Jun 24, 2016

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

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

By Phil Storey | May 10, 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

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Lawyer Monthly Award – UK Education Law Firm of the Year 2015

By Phil Storey | Dec 3, 2015

Bailey Wright & Co continue to have a good 2015 with recognition for their education law work by being awarded UK Education Law Firm of the Year 2015.

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Bailey Wright & Co. Solicitors Crowned Law Firm of the Year at BEX LIVE Enterprise Awards

By Phil Storey | Nov 2, 2015

Congratulations to all award winners at the event on 24 October 2015 held at The Hilton Metropole, N.E.C Birmingham.   We are proud to announce our achievement of the Law Firm of the Year Award! Thank you to all who voted for us. It was most definitely an evening to remember with excellent food, entertainment … Read more

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Summer Work Placement through CEPLER

By Phil Storey | Oct 20, 2015

Bailey Wright & Co again participated in a summer work placement through the University of Birmingham / CEPLER. (Centre for Professional Legal Education and Research)   Demi Hughes from the University of Birmingham joined us during August and gained valuable experience and provided valuable assistance during her month with Bailey Wright & Co.   Demi … Read more

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Update – Blackwood v Birmingham & Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust

By Phil Storey | Jul 14, 2015

The Court of Appeal was unable to hear the appeal on 1st or 2nd July 2015 and the matter has therefore been re-listed on the first available date which, unfortunately, will not be until 4th or 5th March 2016.   Phil Storey

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SEN Appeals / Transitions

By Phil Storey | Feb 11, 2015

From 1st September, children with statements of special educational needs (SEN), Learning Difficulties Assessments and those with Education Health and Care (EHC) plans issued before 1st September 2014 will start the transition to the new SEN framework introduced by the Children and Families Act 2014.    All pupils with statements should have completed this process by … Read more

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New Exclusions Guidance Withdrawn

By Phil Storey | Feb 11, 2015

The Government recently published new statutory guidance applying to all exclusions which occur after 5th January 2015.  The new guidance was to replace the previous 2012 guidance, which remains current.   One key change in the new guidance was to lower the bar for an exclusion by removing the reference in the 2012 guidance to … Read more

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Employment Law Update – Students on placements – Blackwood v Birmingham & Solihull Mental Health Foundation Trust.

By Phil Storey | Feb 11, 2015

Employment Law Update – Students on placements – Blackwood v Birmingham & Solihull Mental Health Foundation Trust.   The appeal against the Employment Appeal Tribunal’s decision to dismiss Miss Blackwood’s appeal is now likely to be heard by the Court of Appeal on 1st or 2nd July 2015.  We hope that the court will provide … Read more

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Quiz Night

By eddieb | Oct 10, 2014

What is the common name for the collegiate church of St. Peter in London? Those who attended the inaugural charity quiz night held by Bailey Wright & Co will know the answer (also found at the bottom of this article!), as it was the question with which compere John Simmit, comedian (and Dipsy in the … Read more

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EQUALITY ACT 2010 – STUDENTS ON PLACEMENTS

By Phil Storey | Oct 8, 2014

A student nurse has been granted permission to appeal against the decision of the Employment Appeal Tribunal made on 22nd September 2014.  The Employment Appeal Tribunal dismissed the student nurse’s appeal from the decision of the Employment Tribunal of 21st October 2013, which had dismissed her claim, without hearing evidence, on the basis it had … Read more

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EHC Plans

By Phil Storey | Jul 22, 2014

It is going to be different times for parents, schools and local authorities (LA) as the educational provisions of the Children and Families Act 2014 comes into force on 1st September 2014.   The Act introduces significant changes to the special educational needs regime with new regulations and a new Code of Practice shortly due to … Read more

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