Consultant (Education Law) - Education, Employment and Financial Instruments
Martyn specialises in education and employment law and specifically Special Educational Needs (SEN). Martyn has a strong interest in SEN because of issues faced within his own family and is acutely aware of the challenges faced by parents of children, and young people, with SEN.
Martyn has been a consultant in Education Law since 2004. During that time he has also worked as an academic in this field, as well as acting as an interim Head of an EBD residential school, and has extensive experience of dealing with a broad range of complex educational matters.
Martyn has regularly challenged educational decisions made by Local Authorities and schools on behalf of parents and young people to ensure they receive the support they require enabling them to reach their potential. He has been a strong advocate of less use of restraint in educational settings.
Martyn has also worked as a legal adviser with educational charities in East Africa, India and UK setting up effective institutional structures, and offering strategic development. Also, working within the FE and HE sectors planning and inspections/audits, and other professional and legal services; and offering training in the various legal requirements with mainstream and SEN educational settings.
Martyn also advises clients when they require advice on employment matters, particularly in an educational setting.
Outside of work, Martyn works with a charity in Uganda providing education in some of the most deprived areas of that country. He is a member of an advisory board of a youth charity in London. Martyn is also a Visiting Professor of Education Law at a highly regarded Indian University and is a popular inspirational speaker.
Martyn is passionate about his work, offers an holistic approach and prides himself on delivering the best possible outcome for all of his clients.
For further details of Martyn’s expertise are as follows Read more...
- securing an Education Health and Care (EHC) needs assessment
- appeals against a refusal to make an EHC needs assessment
- appeals against a refusal to make an Education Health and Care Plan (EHCP)
- content of Sections B, F and I of EHCP
- securing preferred school placement in an EHCP
- obtaining specialist and / or residential school placements for children and young people with complex needs
- annual reviews
- EHCP health checks
- exclusion appeals
- disability discrimination claims
- admissions appeals.
Employment: Disciplinary hearings, grievance hearings, discrimination, bullying and harassment, redundancy, unfair dismissal/constructive dismissal, settlement agreements (previously compromise agreements), contract issues, Employment Tribunal representation, whistleblowing claims.
Financial Instruments: Financial services agreements including white label and outsourcing agreements, appointed representatives’ agreements, investment management agreements and distribution agreements.
"Martyn was fantastic when I had an extremely short deadline to a very complex and deeply personal legal case. Demonstrating competency, knowledge, ability and professionalism from the very start, he was able to quickly take over, where a previous legal entity had failed, with a positive outcome. Definitely recommended."
"Martyn Davis assisted with my case. Patient, very quick in responding, and provided excellent pragmatic advice. Working with Martyn made me feel supported and informed when making decisions. I cannot recommend enough."
"Martyn always provides excellent service, not only from a professional services perspective, but also from a communication perspective, which was second to none. I believe that if I had used his services from the beginning, I would have had a more favourable settlement outcome, rather than spending valuable time and money on poor advice and service. I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Martyn.."
T.Gul (Connect World UK)
"Oasis Associates are professional with impressive communication and support. I would warmly recommend Martyn.."
Education: Appeal exclusions from school or college, SEN: appeal funding, challenge schools or local authorities that fail to provide special educational needs support, challenge a child's statement of special educational needs or Education and Health Care (EHC) plan, challenge SEN funding decisions, academic appeals, issues with universities.
Qualifications and Professional Bodies
- Kalinga University, India – Visiting Professor of Leadership
- Various educational consultancy appointments
- AQI (awarding body) – Managing Director
- National Centre for Diversity
- Director of Think FE Limited – consultancy working with educational organisations