Education Law Update

(All levels)

Theme: Education

31 January 2018, 9.30am registration (9.45am start) – 1.00pm (followed by lunch) Browne Jacobson, Nottingham (with Video Conferencing Equipment to Browne Jacobson’s offices in Birmingham and London)

Please note we offer the option to attend this course via video conference at another of our offices to make it accessible to as many EM Lawshare members as possible. We do our best to deliver the best experience we can with the technology we have, but inevitably it may not be as effective as attending the course in person. We always appreciate your feedback and make improvements if we can.

Presented by Browne Jacobson

Course overview

Suitable audience:

Local Authority Legal Services


An update on key legal issues arising in the education sector including changes to policies, legislation and caselaw which may impact on the local authority’s education functions.

Topics to be covered include:

• Updates on Admissions
• Exclusions
• Equality Act issues

Interactive elements

To be confirmed

Duration: Half a day (3 training hours) including lunch


This course will cover:

A Ethics professionalism and judgement

B Technical legal practice

B2 Legal research

B4 Draft documents

B5 Advocacy

B6 Negotiation

C Working with other people

C1 Communicate clearly and effectively

D Managing themselves and their own work

Presenter profiles:

Richard Freeth is a partner in the Birmingham Education Team at Browne Jacobson. He specialises in providing support to our education clients on a range of issues, both operational and strategic. He has over 17 years’ experience of directly supporting schools and local authorities on education and wider children services issues.

Jon Ludford-Thomas is a Senior Solicitor at Nottingham City Council. Jon has over 18 years’ experience in the fields of employment law and education law. Jon started working at Nottingham City Council shortly after the City Council attained unitary status and became responsible for education in the City of Nottingham. Therefore, Jon has advised Nottingham City Council, its schools and independent appeal panels on a range of education matters from admissions and exclusion through school re-organisation to special educational needs.

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If you would like to send a list of registrants, please email Julie.Scheller@freeths.co.uk.