We cover all aspects of Education Law including school admissions and exclusions, special educational needs, further education and cases involving Higher Education.

We accept instructions from parents, NGOs including charities, schools, colleges, universities and Local Education Authorities and school governing bodies, both from the maintained and the independent education sectors.

Our work in Education Law involves:

  • The establishment and operation of academies and free schools
  • Reinstatement of pupils excluded from education
  • The jurisdiction of the First-tier Tribunal (and appeals)
  • The contents of Statements of Special Educational Needs and the inclusion into mainstream of pupils with SEN
  • Appeals from the FTT
  • Judicial review challenges for provision of SEN
  • Educational discrimination including on grounds of disability, sex, race, sexual identity or religion
  • GTC and other professional disciplinary matters
  • Admissions (and judicial review/discrimination challenges)
  • School closures
  • Educational negligence and other damages claims in both maintained and independent schools

If you would like to discuss your requirements with one of 1KBW’s Education Law barristers then please don’t hesitate to get in touch with a member of our clerking team who will be more than happy to assist with your enquiry.

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1 King’s Bench Walk reopened on Monday 6th July 2020


1KBW is pleased to announce that, following a stringent risk-assessment, we began the process of reopening chambers from 6th July 2020. A series of measures are now in place to ensure the safety of all staff, members and visitors. We have been successfully working remotely during the lockdown period and a number of staff and members will continue to do so to ensure social distancing measures are kept in place, as per government guidance.


We continue to request that all client meetings be conducted virtually, where possible. We are fully equipped to carry on with client conferences via telephone or video link, on any preferred platform. Should you require to come in to chambers for a meeting, please contact a member of the clerking team so that bespoke arrangements can be made.