What happens if your appeal date is imminent and the leagl team reperesenting the Local Authority withdraws.

Today was the final date to submit evidence on our choice of school for our child. I was also awaiting evidence from the legal team acting on behalf of the LA. They informed me they have not been instructed and ceased to act on their behalf.


Angel Family
21 Sep 2023

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    I suggest that you may wish to send an email to the Tribunal and include the LA in the correspondence. In the email,  explain the recent development and urgently seek their guidance on how to proceed. You may want to emphasise that you are representing yourself (a litigant in person) and that this development has placed you at a considerable disadvantage and also, if this is the case, you do not want to run the risk of the hearing being delayed if this matter is not addressed. You can also follow up with a call if there is a delay in the Tribunal responding.

    Sean Kennedy

    Sean Kennedy
    Talem Law