TRA Appeals

Act quickly

If you are prohibited from teaching then you have an automatic right of appeal to the High Court.  But the appeal must be lodged within 28 days of receiving the decision.

We have had notable success on behalf of teachers at the High Court.  We won the important appeal case of Wallace v Secretary of State for Education [2017] EWHC 109 – a widely reported case that has enshrined in law the principle that there is a public interest in not prohibiting teachers.  This has changed the way that panels and the Secretary of State approach their task and has improved the system for all teachers who face regulatory action.

Access to Justice

We can conduct such appeals for a very low fixed cost, usually around £5,000 in cases where we conducted the hearing at the TRA.  Importantly, we have established that teachers without union backing or significant savings can obtain an order that they do not pay the government’s legal costs if their appeal is rejected.  This “costs protection order” also means that the government does not pay our costs if you win, but it takes away the worry of being ordered to pay the government’s lawyers potentially large legal bill.

For more information on how we do this see this article: