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Course Aims:

This two part CPDcast mini-series on the Upper Tribunal is on education law disputes. This podcast aims to focus on the specialised nature of Tribunal structure, the procedure of an appeal, how the Upper Tribunal deals with matters of evidence and procedure. This podcast will also review a number of interested cases on the issues surrounding residential education in SEN cases.

After completing the course you will:
  • Understand he specialised nature of the tribunals and how that impacts upon the role of legal representatives;
  • Know the key procedure milestones of an appeal;
  • Be aware of the routes to go beyond the Upper Tribunal;
  • Understand some of the case law on what the Upper Tribunal considers to be the nature of the hearings in the First Tier Tribunals;
  • Know how the Tribunal deals with the treatment of evidence;
  • Understand a series of recent cases on residential education and the so called ‘waking day curriculum’.
Specialist Difficulty: 5 of 5
Practical Guide
Sources and References:
  • AH (Sudan) v Secretary of State for the Home Department, [2007] EWCA Civ 297;
  • MW v Halton BC [2010] UKUT 34;
  • CP v M Technology School [2010] UKUT 314 (AAC);
  • HJ v Brent [2010] UKUT 15;
  • Hampshire CC v JP [2009] UKUT 239;
  • Oxfordshire v GB [2001] EWCA Civ 1358;
  • Slough v SENDIST [2010] ELR 687;
  • EH v Kent County Council [2011] EWCA Civ 709;
  • K v London Borough of Hillingdon (SEN) [2011] UKUT 71 (AAC).

This podcast mini-series is concerned with the work of the Upper Tribunal and its jurisdiction in the education law field. This podcast will focus in more detail on the nature of the Upper Tribunal’s role and how it works, with reference to procedure, how it deals with evidence and some recent interesting case law.

Podcast added: 12/09/11

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