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Advantages of mediation, and disadvantages – by David Jones Partner at Glaisyers.

Advantages of mediation

David Jones, Partner at Glaisyers Solicitors, begins our 2020 campaign of guest articles with a review of the advantages and disadvantages of mediation. We think this is a good, concise overview of mediation from a lawyer’s perspective. We hope you

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Abberley v Abberley – how binding are mediation heads of terms?

Advantages of mediation

In our latest guest article Jeremy Glover, of Fenwick Elliott Solicitors, reviews the 2019 case of Abberley v Abberley [2019]. Abberley v Abberley [2019] EWHC 1564 (Ch)  A mediation took place where the parties, in dispute over a farm partnership,

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Housing Disrepair claims – ADR and letters of claim

Advantages of mediation

Housing Disrepair claims mediation scheme, by Mediatelegal, can be downloaded here. In our latest guest article Elizabeth England examines issues around ADR, the failure to respond to a Letter of Claim and the Pre-Action Protocol for Housing Disrepair claims. The

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Employment Law Case Review – Martin Mensah

Advantages of mediation

Was the touching of shoulders sexual contact? No. Not in Raj v Capita Business Services Ltd & another UKEAT/0074/19/LA The ET found that the Claimant had been subjected to unwanted physical contact by his team leader. She massaged his shoulders

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87% of SEND complaints are being upheld by the Local Government & Social Care Ombudsman – 2019 report confirms

Kumar v London Borough of Hillingdon

In its new report ‘Not going to plan? – Education, Health and Care plans two years on the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman confirms that it is upholding 87% of complaints relating to SEND disputes. The report confirms that

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Knowsley Council awards SEND Mediation contract to Mediatelegal

Kumar v London Borough of Hillingdon

Knowsley Council SEND Mediation Contract Award Following a detailed tender process, we are delighted to be awarded the contract to provide mediation and disagreement resolution services for Special Educational Needs & Disabilities disputes in Knowsley. You can find details of

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What does the SEND Code of Practice say about Disagreement Resolution Services?

Kumar v London Borough of Hillingdon

When dealing with Disagreement Resolution Services the SEND Code of Practice contains the following guidance at sections 11.6 – 11.10: – 11.6 Local authorities must make disagreement resolution services available to parents and young people. Use of the disagreement resolution

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When and how do you appeal a decision by the Local Authority in a SEND dispute?

Kumar v London Borough of Hillingdon

When can you Appeal a decision by the local authority in a SEND dispute? You can appeal a decision your LA makes if:- Your EHC Needs Assessment request has been rejected After an EHC Needs Assessment the LA doesn’t offer

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What is an EHCP and when does an EHCP become final?

Kumar v London Borough of Hillingdon

A basic overview of an EHCP reveals that it sets out: What the Needs of the student are; What the Outcomes should be; & What Provision must be provided in order to support the identified Needs and Outcomes The EHCP

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How do you request an EHC Needs Assessment or Plan – SEND

Kumar v London Borough of Hillingdon

In this article we explain how parents or young person can go about requesting an EHC assessment or EHCP.

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Did you know?

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A 2008 CIPD survey found that 51% of respondents use an external mediator to resolve people problems and conflict.

13th September 2016

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