Education Law

Education Law

Many individuals are unaware of the rights they have to legally challenge the decisions of the Education Authority. We can assist in providing expert advice in this specialist area of law.

We can provide advice to those who have a children with Additional Support Needs and in particular in relation to the Education Authority’s legal obligations to your child in relation to school placement, funding and specialist learning support.

We can provide assistance and representation at Additional Supports Needs Tribunals, should that
situation arise.

We are one of only a select few firms in Fife who also provide advice, guidance and representation in the field of placing requests. In certain areas within Fife, this has become a growing problem due to numerous large housing expansions taking place without the requisite schools also being built at the same time.

It is becoming increasingly common for families to make placing requests to have their child educated at a specific school. If such a request is refused, we can provide legal advice on whether that decision is one which could be legally challenged. Our solicitors have successfully overturned Education Authority decisions to refuse these requests.

At Basten Sneddon, we can discuss different costs options with you in relation to our fees. We can identify whether or not you may be eligible for Legal Aid to assist with costs. If possible, we may be able to offer a fixed fee option to give you peace of mind in terms of financial exposure.

If you are seeking advice on any aspect of education law call us on 01383 621144 Dunfermline, 01592 725130 Glenrothes or e mail us at