Background We recently acted for a vulnerable young adult who had been assessed by his local authority as having adoption support needs and required psycho-therapy as a result. His local authority made an application to the Adoption Support Fund (“ASF”), a scheme run by the Department for...

Secretary of State for Education extends eligibility for free nursery places for 2 year olds in No Recourse to Public Funds ('NRPF') households following successful judicial review challenge Background In 2014 the government introduced an entitlement to free early education places for two years olds from low-income...

Following a claim for judicial review the Secretary of State for Education has confirmed that many more 2-year-olds from the poorest families will be entitled to a free nursery place. In 2014 the government announced funding for a ‘fairness premium’ which entitled all disadvantaged 2-year-olds to...

Justine Pierce’s son has attention deficit disorder and is on the autism spectrum. As a result he is too anxious to go to his mainstream school. Despite Justine having explained her son’s difficulties, the Council have instigated a prosecution against her for her son’s non-attendance before...

Our client’s son, a 14-year-old boy with a diagnosis of autism and special education needs (SEN), was unable to attend his mainstream school due to the high level of anxiety caused by his disability needs. Despite being aware of his diagnosis and that this was the...

Matthew Gold and Company are proud to announce that our Law Firm has been selected as a Host Organisation for The Justice First Fellowship Scheme. We are delighted to be supporting such an important initiative carried out by The Legal Education Foundation (TLEF). The Justice First...

Corporate Crime analysis: Najma Rasul, consultant senior solicitor at Mathew Gold & Co, considers Maughan v HM’s Senior Coroner for Oxfordshire. Rasul, who represented Mr Thomas Maughan and his family, examines the landmark decision to lower the standard of proof required for recording a suicide...