Defending Yourself Against Misconduct Allegations

Need help in appealing a misconduct decision?

When accused of misconduct by the university, it is easy to feel overwhelmed by the disciplinary process. At its most severe, a finding of guilt can result in expulsion with knock-on effects on future job prospects. It can destroy a student’s confidence.

We aim to reduce the inevitable stress of the process and help students produce the best defence possible.

Our team of 5 barristers has extensive experience of defending students accused of anything from inappropriate posts on social media to unconsensual sex. As some of the allegations are quasi-criminal in nature, we have specialist advisers with experience in criminal cases. Other advisers are experts in disability discrimination and the Equality Act. We work 7 days a week and are available for a confidential consultation within hours.

Our motto – Heavyweight Barristers. Fighting Your Corner – reflects our desire to produce the most compelling defence in what can seem like a contest between David (the student) v Goliath (the University).

The parents of D, a final year undergraduate student from one of the London universities, wrote to us after a successful appeal:

"Just to let you know that the appeal has been successful.  D is allowed to repeat his final year.  We feel relief after almost two months of agony.  There was no help from the tutor, student union, or university, whatever they said on the website.  Without you, we wouldn't have stood a chance.  No money can pay for what you did for us.  Thank you." 

We are trusted by embassies, academics and student unions, and we train university staff and student advisers on how to conduct misconduct cases.

Contact us now for a free enquiry. Either complete the online enquiry here or call us directly on 0800 368 9230.

 

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10 Reasons to Choose Alpha Academic Appeals

  • Highly qualified team of 5 specialist barristers (click here for the difference between barristers and solicitors) and 1 accredited mediator
  • Free initial enquiry (subject to adviser availability) with no obligations
  • Same day appointments available
  • Specialism in student appeals and misconduct cases
  • Extensive experience and proven track record (see Reviews)
  • Team lead by 2 former university lecturers, with insider knowledge of universities
  • Fixed price. No unpredictable hourly rates for reading documents, answering e-mails, etc
  • Approachable and personal service, available 7 days a week, from 7.30am to 10pm (UK time)
  • We train university staff and student advisers
  • Embassies, solicitors, academics and student unions refer students to us for help with their appeals
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