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John Ford

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John Ford Solicitors

Position

John qualified almost 40 years ago and has never regretted concentrating on legal aid work. He was a partner with Bindmans LLP for seven years before founding John Ford Solicitors. In 1992 John began practising in education law and is now recognised as one of the leading lawyers in this field. A former executive member of the Education Law Association and former school Governor, John has an abundance of experience and knowledge. John is strongly committed to preserving access to justice and championing the rights of individuals. He has found great satisfaction in helping to level the playing field. Being the sole principal of this practice has enabled him to look into specific areas of injustice, sometimes in obscure areas of law which nevertheless have a practical application affecting the interests of large numbers of ordinary people. Areas of specialism: Education law, public and administrative law, community care, discrimination. Important cases: R(ER) v Local Government Ombudsman and L B Hillingdon (3rd Party) [2014] EWCA Civ 1407; R(Scott) v London Borough of Hackney [2009] EWCA Civ 217.

Career

Trained Joynson Hicks; qualified 1975; Bindman and Partners 1975, partner 1978-85; set up John Ford Solicitors as sole practitioner 1985.

Member

ELAS; LAG.


London: Public sector

Education: individuals

Within: Leading individuals

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Within: Education: individuals

John Ford Solicitors’ ‘confident, convincing and passionate’ team stands out for its ‘attention to detail’, has ‘a deep understanding of the intricacies of the regulatory framework’ and ‘focuses on the goal to win’. Its caseload includes challenges to the decisions of local authorities and schools through judicial review proceedings and cases pertaining to local authorities’ nonconformity with statements of SEN in the SEND tribunal. Practice head Karen May specialises in education matters involving community care and child protection law. Marian Shaughnessy acts for parents in judicial reviews of local authorities’ decisions and represents clients in pursuing disability discrimination claims. Name partner John Ford and Helen Gill, who is an expert in actions against public bodies, are also noted.

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