Joanna Lada-Walicki > Moore Barlow > Guildford, England > Lawyer Profile
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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(Leading individuals)
Moore Barlow is highly recommended for independent schools, and has extensive charity law expertise, enabling it to advise on governance issues, fundraising work, conflicts and permanent endowments and foundations. Other key areas of work include complex special educational needs cases, pastoral matters, safeguarding work and child personal data issues. Following the 2020 merger of Barlow Robbins and Moore Blatch, the practice operates out of six offices across London and the southeast. Team head Joanna Lada-Walicki advises on employment and pastoral issues, including allegations of abuse against staff and peer-on-peer abuse matters. Senior associate Adam McRae-Taylor regularly advises schools on proposed exits from the Teachers’ Pension Scheme.
The Guildford-based team at Moore Barlow positions itself in competition with London firms in the charity law sphere. It advises charities on the full range of charity matters, while also drawing on resources from other teams to provide coverage on all relevant matters charities may encounter. Practice sector head Gordon Reid – ‘a reassuring presence in times of crisis‘ – advises schools and charities on property, governance, and risk and reputational matters. He works alongside department head Joanna Lada-Walicki, who is experienced advising on reputational issues, including abuse allegations. Counsel Helen Harvie covers matters such as charity registration and constitutional issues.
Top Tier Firm Rankings
- Private client > Agriculture and estates
- Private client > Charities and not-for-profit
- Real estate > Commercial property: Hampshire
- Private client > Contentious trusts and probate
- Corporate and commercial > Corporate and commercial: Hampshire
- Employment > Employment: Kent, Surrey, Sussex
- Private client > Family: Hampshire
- Private client > Family: Kent, Surrey, Sussex
- Finance > Insolvency and corporate recovery
- Insurance > Personal injury and clinical negligence: claimant
- Private client > Personal tax, trusts and probate: Hampshire
- Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation: Hampshire
- Real estate > Commercial property: Kent, Surrey, Sussex
- TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > IT and telecoms
- Private client > Personal tax, trusts and probate: Kent, Surrey, Sussex
- Insurance > Professional negligence
- Real estate > Property litigation
- Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation: Kent, Surrey and Sussex
- Corporate and commercial > Corporate and commercial: Kent, Surrey, Sussex
- Dispute resolution > Debt recovery
- Employment > Employment: Hampshire
- Employment > Health and safety
- TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Intellectual property
- Public sector > Public sector