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How much experience do you have in this area?

I qualified as a barrister in 2011 and appear in court on a daily basis.

If you hadn’t become a barrister what would you have done instead?

Prior to joining the bar, I was a Teaching Assistant in a primary and secondary school for children with disabilities, including severe, profound and multiple learning disabilities. I was also a care worker in a residential home for adults with disabilities.

Legal Expertise

I’m regularly instructed on behalf of parents, young persons, schools, academies, local authorities and Universities to advise on all aspects of education law including:

  • SEND (Special Educational Needs Disability)
  • Disability Discrimination
  • Negligence within schools, including claims for inadequate educational provision
  • Bullying claims
  • Admissions Appeals (including infant class size appeals)
  • Complex Admission Arrangements
  • School Transportation
  • Exclusion Appeals
  • Breach of contract claims against fee-paying schools and Universities (including claims for misrepresentation)
  • Claims for unpaid fees
  • Deprivation of liberty safeguarding orders
  • Academic appeals

Prior to joining the bar, I was a Teaching Assistant in a school for children with disabilities. I’ve recently been appointed as a Governor at that school, which provides me with a useful and practical insight into this area of law.

I’m an accredited mediator.

My practice in the field of education law has, in recent years, led me to advise on matters of capacity and issues involving the Court of Protection.

I have a particularly strong interest in:

  • Deprivation of Liberty Safeguarding (DOLS)
  • Issues surrounding consent to medical treatment
  • Lasting Powers of Attorney
  • Deputyship.

Having previously worked in the care industry and in special schools, I have a unique insight into questions of care and capacity.

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