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Understanding and challenging Ofsted – a legal perspective, with Oliver Hyams

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Tuesday, October 6, 2015
8:30 am - 11:00 am


Ruth Craig
0191 211 7930

Oliver HyamsWe are delighted to welcome Oliver Hyams, barrister at Devereux Chambers, who through this session ​will help you understand your obligations to Ofsted and give practical examples of how to challenge government office. ​

The programme will cover:

  • the legal framework for the inspection;
  • Ofsted’s approach to publication of a report, even in the event that the report is challenged;
  • the manner in which a public law challenge could in theory be made;
  • the difficulty of getting an injunction to stop the publication; and
  • the difficulty of getting a report quashed on the basis that it is flawed on public law grounds.

Oliver Hyams biog

Oliver Hyams is a barrister at Devereux, specialising in employment and education law.  He has been a specialist in those areas for over 20 years.  He has appeared in many reported cases and has written textbooks on both areas (Law of Education; Employment in Schools – A Legal Guide; and Employment Aspects of Business Reorganisations).

Get your questions answered

Oliver and members of Muckle LLP’s education team will then host a Question and Answer session addressing your legal queries.  To make the most of this part of the programme, please provide any questions you would like us to answer in advance.


  • 8.30 a.m. Registration and breakfast
  • 9.00 a.m. Presentation
  • 10.30 a.m. Q&A
  • 11.00 a.m. Finish

If you require any further information, or to submit questions for the Q&A panel, please contact Ruth Craig on [email protected] or call 0191 211 7930.


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