Category Archives: Education Law

Burger vans and trading bans

According to the Scotsman (“Burger van owners claim ban infringes human rights”), a legal challenge has been launched against North Lanarkshire Council‘s policy which prohibits fast food vans from trading within a 250-metre radius of any of its schools. The … Continue reading

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National Priorities in Education – what does the law say?

On Monday, I was fortunate to be in the audience while the First Minister gave a speech on education.  In that speech, she set out “twin priorities of improving attainment for all children and tackling the attainment gap between children … Continue reading

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Chambers UK Guide 2012

Another tiresome “check me out” post, I’m afraid!  The jolly nice folks at Chambers and Partners have given me a rather nice write up in this year’s guide. I’m listed as a “Notable Practitioner” (Band 3) in the category of … Continue reading

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Council rebuked for failings in parental involvement

One of my cases was featured in The Herald today, under the heading “Council failed parents over headteacher appointments.”  The article sets out the Scottish Government‘s formal response to complaints by parent councils in Glasgow about a failure by the … Continue reading

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Inner House finds against City of Edinburgh Council

An excellent decision by the Inner House on placing requests to special schools.  A bench consisting of the Lord President, Lady Cosgrove and Lady Paton handed down a unanimous decision in the case of City of Edinburgh Council v. Mrs. … Continue reading

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SCOLAG Education Law Update

This month’s SCOLAG Legal Journal features the six monthly Education Law Update (2011 SCOLAG 47).  It includes summaries of the following cases: A v. Essex County Council [2010] UKSC 33 KP v. Herfordshire County Council [2010] UKUT 233 (AAC) NG-I … Continue reading

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That’s me at the coal face

Apparently, I work at the coal face of law. At least, according to the Scotsman I do … The breadth of finalists is greater than ever this year, from some of Scotland’s leading commercial firms through to those working at … Continue reading

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Bring back the belt!

An old chestnut, perhaps, but one which does have a habit of returning with unerring regularity.  The Herald reports that UKIP Scotland are calling for a return of corporal punishment to our schools, in an attempt to restore discipline and … Continue reading

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Chambers 2011

Another “Look at me, look at me!” moment I’m afraid.  This year’s Chambers directory is out and features Govan Law Centre again. Chambers 2011 says, in the Education: Individuals: London & UK-wide section: Iain Nisbet of Govan Law Centre in Scotland has … Continue reading

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Law Centres Update

More news on the vital work of law centres across the UK. Continue reading

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