Education Law

Education Law is the legal discipline covering all issues pertaining to schools, from primary school through to higher education.

We assist people of all ages, adults included, with their education and care needs. We assist in all areas of education law, from school access to education disputes. In particular, we specialise in assisting children with special needs and their parents, and their access to education. We provide legal advice to pupils, schools, parents, teachers, boards of management and Special Needs Assistants.

Specialist areas

Lavelle Partners work on behalf of many individuals including those with disabilities in Ireland, by providing legal advice and representation in a number of different areas, such as:

  • Equality and disability issues
  • Provision of suitable and appropriate school placements
  • School admissions
  • School expulsions and suspensions
  • ASD classes
  • Education care plans and assessments
  • Educational funding issues
  • Higher education disputes
  • Judicial review proceedings
  • Safeguarding issues
  • School attendance
  • School transport issues
  • Special needs assistants
  • Irish language exemptions
  • Reasonable accommodations in exams
  • Teachers Duty of Care
  • Data Protection.

What our clients say about our experienced Dispute Resolution Team

Comprehensiveness, thoroughness, lucidity, candidness and trustworthiness are the main attributes I associate with the Lavelle Partners team based on my experience with them to date. They excel at (a) setting out and contextualising the legal concerns associated with disputed issues, as well as (b) exploring alternative engagement and resolution options, and (c) skillfully advising and expeditiously following-through on appropriately selected courses of action.’

The Legal 500, 2022

Expert advice and the priority they gave, in particular their attention to detail.’

The Legal 500, 2022

The firm listen to the issues, make sure they understand the precise problems and then accurately summarise the situation with suggested remedies. They make you feel comfortable and you dont feel you are “on the clock”.’

The Legal 500, 2022

I have immediate access to their advices via email/telephone and it’s always friendly and professional. I can rely on their recommendations at all times.’

The Legal 500, 2022

Speak to an expert dispute resolution lawyer in Dublin

For further information regarding Personal Litigation and Dispute Resolution in Ireland, please contact Lavelle Partners in confidence on (01) 644 5800.


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