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Laura Giggs
    • Laura Giggs

    • Senior Associate Solicitor (HCB Widdows Mason Ltd)
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Birmingham S114 Notice - Impact on young people

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What does Birmingham’s declaration of financial distress mean for its vulnerable children and Young People? Today, Birmingham City Council has declared itself effectively bankrupt and issued a Section 114 notice which prevents all but essential...

Another £45 million spent on SEND implementation

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The Department for Education (DfE) has announced a further £45 million for SEND services The package of support worth nearly £45 million is to provide additional help for children with special educational needs (SEN)...

Special Educational Needs Tribunal for Wales reports on appeals

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HCB Solicitors recently attended the Special Educational Needs Tribunal for Wales (SENTW) User Group Meeting 2017. During the user group, the SENTW presented information about the appeals that it had dealt with during the year 2016/17. In...

When is an EHCP necessary? - New Upper Tribunal case

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The Upper Tribunal has recently published its judgment for JP v Sefton MBC [2017] UKUT 0364 (AAC). This case concerns the statutory test of “necessity” for an Educational Health and Care Plan (EHCP). This case can be useful for parents who...

Clamp Down on Contract Cheating in Higher Education

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A recent news article by the BBC ‘ Essay cheat companies face university ban ’ discusses how new guidance for universities requires them to clamp down on so-called ‘essay mills’; businesses allowing students to purchase essays and...