The education law team at Old Square Chambers provides expert advice and representation in all types of education dispute. Our expertise in education law overlaps with our strengths in complementary areas of law such as employment and discrimination law, human rights, public law and professional discipline. We have an in-depth knowledge of the education sector and the challenges in the education world, and we have an appreciation of the specific needs of our clients.
We appear in all courts, tribunals and internal panels where education issues arise, from the First-Tier Tribunal (Special Educational Needs and Disability) to the Supreme Court.
We act for a wide variety of clients, including universities, colleges, independent schools, maintained schools, and local authorities, as well as parents, pupils, university students, teaching unions, and education professionals such as professors, lecturers, headteachers and teachers. We accept instructions on a direct access basis.
Among our education law team we count QCs, barristers ranked in the legal directories as leading individuals in education law and related areas of law, a director of the Education Law Association, panel counsel for the Equality and Human Rights Commission, members of the Attorney-General’s Panel of Counsel, mediators, legal assessors, a Chair of Independent Appeal Panels for school admission appeals, and a Chair of Independent Review Panels for school exclusion reviews.