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New School Admission Code & School Appeal Code now in force

26 Feb 2009, 17:31 by Ian Jones

Labels: admission, barrister, education, government, school-appeal, schools-adjudicator

School Admissions and School Appeals are governed by statutory guidance. Following a recent report by the Schools Adjudicator highlighting problems with the current system, the Government has reviewed the statutory guidance. The new codes came into force on 10th February 2009 and can be accessed by the following link by clicking here: www.dcsf.gov.uk/sacode

 Written by Ian Jones, Barrister at New Walk Chambers, specialising in Education Law.

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Daily Telegragh interview barrister Ian Jones about School Appeals

26 Feb 2009, 14:10 by Ian Jones

Labels: admission, admission-appeals, barrister, daily-telegraph, education, school-appeal, schools

The Daily Telegraph published an article in its Education section about School Admission Appeals (24th February 2009) in which they interviewed Ian Jones. The full text of the article can be seen by clicking here: Daily Telegraph school appeal article.

 Written by Ian Jones, Barrister at New Walk Chambers, specialising in Education Law.

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MESHER CHARGE v. LEAVING FAMILY HOME IN JOINT NAMES

25 Feb 2009, 15:34 by Rebecca Fitton-Brown

  The importance of transferring the matrimonial home to the wife with charge back to the husband rather than having it in joint names is illustrated by Turner v. Avis decided in the High Court last year.

As part of the consent order the shares in which the home was held were altered and it was agreed not to be sold until wife`s remarriage or cohabitation, death, or sale of the property. When the husband then went bankrupt, however, the trustee was not bound by those conditions and obtained sale of the property. The reasoning was that the trustee had the same right as the husband to apply under section 14 of the Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996 and just because such an application by the husband would have failed because of the agreement did not mean that the same application by the trustee should fail.

Written by Rebecca Fitton-Brown, Barrister at New Walk Chambers, specialising in Family Law.

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