Joanna Lada-Walicki > Moore Barlow > Guildford, England > Lawyer Profile

Moore Barlow


Joanna is a very experienced lawyer. She has particular expertise in advising and guiding independent schools on all areas of employment law as well as parent/school contracts, policies and procedures (including regulatory requirements), child protection and parental complaints. She is a regular speaker at seminars and conferences, runs training programmes and writes articles on a wide range of topics.


Worked for a number of years with Richards Butler (now Reed Smith) in the City and for Charles Russell in Guildford.

Lawyer Rankings

London > Public sector > Education: schools

(Leading individuals)

Joanna Lada-WalickiMoore Barlow

Moore Barlow advises independent schools on a wide range of issues, including mental health issues, trade union matters and anti-vaccination protests. Joanna Lada-Walicki  advises on complex employment and pastoral issues, including matters related to bullying, sexual misconduct and allegations of abuse. Ben Collingwood advises on SEN, safeguarding and child personal data issues. Gordon Reid focuses particularly on the charity side of education law, including governance, public benefits and reporting serious incidents to the Charity Commission. Associate Adam McRae-Taylor advises on safeguarding and pastoral issues.

South East > Private client > Charities and not-for-profit

Moore Barlow runs a Guildford-based schools and charities practice which advises charities on the full range of matters, drawing on support from the wider firm. The practice is praised for its ‘excellent approach to customer service combined with really strong expertise in the charity sector’. Key names include charities head Gordon Reid and Joanna Lada-Walicki, who heads up the independent schools and charities practice. Associate George Shepherd leads on a range of youth charity cases.