Teachers Defence Service

Our Legal Services for Teachers

Discuss your case with Us

We generally do not charge for an initial discussion and a look at case papers. You can send your papers to us for a quick review and a discussion of the. This service is an initial evaluation, not legal advice – which requires more detailed analysis.

Criminal Law

Teachers may face police investigations and criminal charges. We can advise and represent teachers and leacturers in many cases.

Quality Teacher Status (QTS) Law

Teachers and Quality Teacher Status (QTS) Law, England.


Regulatory Professional Conduct Law

Our lawyers advise on regulatory matters relating to the teaching regulators of England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

UK Registrations (Wales, Northern Ireland, Scotland)

Our lawyers advise on teaching registration matters.

Civil & Employment Law

Teacher and Lecturers may face civil and Employment Law issues. We can advise teachers in relation to many areas of civil law.

Criminal Records, Barring

Teacher challenges to barring decisions (prohibitions from working with children and vulnerable adults), & inaccurate criminal records.

Our Legal Practice

Our principle lawyers are regulated in England and Wales and can undertake all legal work in those countries (inlcuding regulatory law, civil law and criminal law cases, and appeals). Dependent on the regulations of a particular country of the UK, we can advise and represent you in certain matters related to Teaching anywhere in the UK. Regulations permit us to represent teachers before the teaching regulators of the four countries of the United Kingdom. We also work with lawyers in Scotland and Northern Ireland where they may be better suited to advise and represent you in relation to some other areas of law, such as criminal and civil law, and in appeals. We can often work with your own established lawyer, to advise you on legal and regulatory matters relating to teachers. Or recommend suitable lawyers to help you with certain aspects outside of our rights of audience and litigation powers (the regulations that restrict which lawyers can operate in certain areas of law within the four jurisidctions of the United Kingdom).  Contact us to see how we can assist you. We will advise you on the scope and limits of our practice. Our lawyers carry indemnity insurance for all work that they undertake on your case. We also operate a complaints process, in accordance with the Legal Ombudsman for England and Wales.