Archives for June 2015

Tayntons successfully retains Lexcel

Lexcel is the Law Society’s legal practice quality mark for excellence in legal practice management and excellence in client care. Tayntons recognise the importance of the principles and framework behind Lexcel. We believe that it supports our existing management structure and our excellent service levels whilst providing a foundation to help us to achieve our…

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Checking The Terms Of An EHC Plan

The Education, Health and Care (EHC) plan is gradually replacing the Special Educational Needs (SEN) statement, and aims to determine the level of additional support that a child needs in order to ensure that they receive a suitable and good quality education. The Application Process As with the SEN statement, it is necessary to go…

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Special Educational Needs and Legal Advice

Any parent or guardian of a child or young person with special educational needs will know that accessing help and provision can be a bureaucratic nightmare. This may be even truer now that the system has changed. From the mid-nineties until 2014, children and young people could apply to be assessed in order to obtain…

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Discrimination against sexual orientation……the icing on the cake?

Should a business owner be permitted to refuse to service some individuals over others? Are the customer’s rights more important than the beliefs of the business? Was this discrimination on the grounds of religious or political beliefs? A continuing political debate in Northern Ireland, enabling same-sex civil marriage, has been fuelled by Ashers Bakery in…

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Charity Netball Event

On 7th June, Stroud Ladies Netball Club organised a charity netball tournament to raise money and awareness of Hodgkins Lymphoma. Samantha Tozer, one of Stroud Ladies key players, was diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma earlier in the year, after feeling unwell for a period of time. Amie Watkins of our Conveyancing Department has played for Stroud Ladies…

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EHC Plans To Replace Statements of Special Educational Needs

Being statemented has provided a means for parents with children that have special educational needs to ensure that their son or daughter receives the level of educational support that they need in order to enjoy a decent education. For a lot of children with special education needs, a statement has proven the difference between struggling…

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The EHC Plan Application Process

Education, Health and Care (EHC) plans are replacing statements of SEN, and although they should have the same ultimate aim, the process and the plan itself can be confusing. Every child is entitled to have access to suitable education, and while this is possible for the vast majority of children without the need for additional…

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