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About Irwin Mitchell
Our team of highly experienced experts are ready to provide advice, support and representation on all aspects of education law, at any stage of the dispute. We can help you:
- A school or local authority may not be recognising the child or young person’s needs
- There’s difficulty obtaining a diagnosis
- There’s been disability discrimination
- There’s been issues accessing the appropriate support in schools or colleges
- There are difficulties accessing a Home Education package where a child or young person can’t attend school
- You’re having trouble accessing suitable school transport
- You need to secure statutory funding for independent school placements (including residential schools and colleges, therapeutic provision and 1:1 support)
- You need to obtain and challenge the contents of Education, Health and Care (EHC) Plans
- You need to transfer a Statement of Special Education Needs to an EHC Plan
- Appeal your child's exclusion from school or college
- Arrange an alternative placement following an exclusion from school
- Get admission to a school or nursery after your child has been denied a place
Education Law cases can be complicated, requiring multiple stages of complaints, appeals and referrals to different organisations. We will guide you through this process with friendly, professional support and help you resolve your dispute as quickly as possible.
We are able to advise clients in the following areas: England and Wales
40 Holborn Viaduct,
About Angela Jackman QC(hons)
Angela’s areas of specialism are mental capacity, education and public law. She works with individuals who are unable to make decisions on important aspects of their lives. This can mean their care, residence or contact with their family members or friends.
In her education work, Angela helps parents and young people facing disputes with education providers. This includes special educational needs, exclusion, admission and policy challenges. She also advises clients with their challenges to schools, colleges and local authorities. Her expertise is widely recognised by the legal community as she co-authored Practical Education Law, a text published by the Law Society in 2005, regularly contributes articles for legal journals, including Education Law Journal and New Law Journal, and co-writes updates on education law for Legal Action Group.
Angela has extensive experience in discrimination law and her deep understanding of the workings of the Court of Protection and of Human Rights legislation make her expertly placed to provide in-depth and valuable advice to clients finding themselves needing to challenge a local authority or school to obtain the right level of educational support for their loved ones. Her experience as both a solicitor and an academic sets her apart from peers, ensuring she applies herself to each of her cases fully to find the best possible solution to suit the needs of her client. From providing initial advice to taking a case all the way to the Upper Tribunal and Appeal courts Angela and her team are a safe pair of hands for clients to rely on.