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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’ ‘knowledgeable’ team has ‘a wealth of experience’. It recently acted in judicial review proceedings pertaining to the failure to comply with an EHC plan under the Children and Families Act 2014. The ‘pragmaticKaren May acts for individuals in judicial review cases, particularly at the interface between education and community care law. Also recommended are John Ford, who has ‘an excellent legal brain’, and ‘sharp and resourceful’ associates Marian Shaughnessy and Helen Gill.

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