has mediated disputes involving the following issues
in the education sector:
of IPRs in developed higher-education courses
between District Auditor, Academies Trust and Directors
over fees paid to super-head while under local authority
jurisdiction (ie pre-Trust status).
between further education college and learning provider
over learner numbers, administration and contractual
Recent examples include:
• Claim by course provider against Authorised Organisation for contractual negligence in process of obtaining Performance Points from the Department of Education for Accredited courses.
• Claim by provider of transport to special educational needs pupils against local authority following termination for misconduct, including drink-driving, of one of the contractor’s drivers.
• Claim by education provider against supermarket chain
for services provided to staff training scheme, said by the supermarket to be pre-contractual.
Stuart has experience of litigating
and advising on a number
of disputes in the education
sector including the following:
between Government department and learning providers
following failure of Government funding scheme
university on senior employment disputes.
Governors of a Free School in a claim against contractors
under a PFI contract to build a new school.
Scottish education authorities following the suspension
of the Individual Learner Account scheme in adult education.
Government department on issues arising out
in relation to the formation of the University