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Rhys Palmer
    • Rhys Palmer

    • Solicitor (HCB Widdows Mason Ltd)
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Office of Independent Adjudicator for Higher Education

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As the official website for the OIA states, 1,967 complaints were made to the OIA by students in 2018. However, only 4% of these complaints were declared ‘justified’. The complaints procedure adopted by the OIA is a relatively clear...

School Exclusion - 2020 update

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Our Specialist Education Lawyers receive calls on a regular basis from parents following a decision by a school to permanently exclude their child. Our expert education solicitors appreciate the concerns that parents have regarding the effect that the...

GCSE and A Level Results - How can I appeal my results?

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GCSE AND A LEVEL RESULTS: HOW CAN I APPEAL MY RESULTS? The collection of A-Level results and GCSE results are usually a difficult, emotional and trying time for any student. However, this year, students have been collecting their A-level results for exams...

Prospective University Students - To Accept Or Defer?

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The coronavirus pandemic has affected all aspects of our day-to-day lives and this has particularly affected university students. The effect spans out to prospective students, current students and those students who are due to graduate this...

University Fees & Student Finance - Coronavirus (Covid-19)

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There are many current and prospective students across the UK who will have a variety of questions regarding tuition fees and student finance following the outbreak of COVID-19. Our university solicitors have considered the current position,...

Universities and Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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The coronavirus (COVID-19) has resulted in a state of lockdown throughout the world; which applies to universities throughout the UK. The pandemic has had a significant impact on every aspect of our day-to-day lives. Our university solicitors appreciate that...

COVID-19 - GCSE and A Level Examinations

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The Prime Minster has confirmed that examinations in May and June will not be taking place due to school closures following COVID-19. Mr Johnson claims that assurances will be given to make sure that students get the qualifications they need. Students have...

University Strikes

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Members of the University and College Union (UCU) have commenced strikes due to disputes relating to pensions, pay and working conditions. These strikes are due to commence for a period of 14 days from 20.02.2020 to 13.03.2020. This will effect...

University - Complaints

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Students spend significant sums of money time and effort studying at University. As such, seeking assistance from a university solicitor is integral to raising a valid complaint and increasing your chance of a successful outcome. Record numbers...

University - Academic Appeal Advice

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Our expert higher education lawyers are often asked to advise students who wish to appeal a decision made by a University Many students have recently been advised whether they have obtained a successful placement at their...

Council Tax Discount - 'Severely Mentally Impaired'

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Thousands of individuals who are classed as ‘severely mentally impaired’ may be entitled to a council tax discount AND a refund of overpaid council tax fees. There has been a distinct lack of guidance from councils across England and...