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Index of tables

  1. Education – Leading sets
  2. Education – Leading silks
  3. Education – New silks
  4. Education – Leading juniors

Education – Leading sets

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Education – Leading silks

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Education – New silks

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Education – Leading juniors

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    • Joanne Clement - 11KBWGood knowledge of how best to challenge changes to local authority education policy.
    • Paul Greatorex - 11KBWGoes above and beyond to secure the best outcome for his client.
    • Holly Stout - 11KBWAble to dissect complex legal arguments and explain them in layman’s terms.
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The fluidity of the education sector is particularly suitable for barristers with a multi-disciplinary practice, able to grasp the intricacies of relationships between educational institutions, students, parents, employees and local authorities. A counsel’s workload in this area involves a wide range of issues, from challenges to examination results and disciplinary procedures to special educational needs and discrimination claims. The announcement of the forced academisation plan caused numerous schools to seek legal advice regarding their unstable future. On the higher education front, school leavers remaining in the UK on discretionary leave were granted a right to student loans in the Supreme Court case of Tigere.

11KBW is ‘able to offer barristers at the right level in line with the complexity of the matter, whether judicial review or a regulatory challenge’. Jane Oldham defended the local authority in the Supreme Court case of Hunt v North Somerset Council.Jonathan Auburn joined the set from 39 Essex Chambers.

Matrix Chambers is ‘the top set for claimant work’, providing ‘strength in depth’ and ‘universally expert counsel’. Helen Mountfield QC represented the claimant in Tigere, the leading case on the legality of denying student loans to a particular class of migrants.

39 Essex Chambers is ‘client-focused’ and ‘always helpful in an emergency’. The clerks and barristers are ‘reliable and approachable’.

The quality of counsel at Blackstone Chambers is ‘excellent throughout, from pupils to silks’. New silk Gemma White QC acted for the Secretary of State in the High Court challenge to the new Religious Studies GCSEs.

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