Education Law Solicitors

Legal Advice and Guidance for the UK Education Sector

Our specialist team has decades of experience dealing with all education issues and advises a full range of clients, including:

  • Schools, colleges, nurseries and universities
  • Parents and students
  • Professionals working in education, including teachers, lecturers, professors, and bursars.

We also work in collaboration with professional associations, trade unions and examination boards, enabling us to advise our clients more effectively.

How our Education lawyers can support you


Many children and young people experience difficulties during their education, and expert legal advice can make a real difference to a child’s education. If your child is experiencing difficulties, steps can be taken to resolve the issues you face. We keep your ongoing relationship with your school or college at the heart of our advice, and we are focused on finding a resolution that meets your needs and secures the outcomes you desire.

We can support you and your child with a wide variety of education issues:

University students

Entering further education can be an expensive and time-consuming commitment. With your future career at stake, it is vital that you receive the education that you expected. When things go wrong, we can give you the specialist education advice that can make all the difference.

We can support you with:

Education professionals

We have extensive experience in upholding the rights of teachers, school leaders, lecturers, professors and support staff, who are facing challenging circumstances or unfair treatment from their employers.

Our team is experienced in supporting and advising on multiple issues, including:

Education providers

We are highly experienced in supporting education providers with all employment and HR related issues, including:

Contact us

For further information on how we can support you or your institution, please either contact a member of our Education team directly, or submit an enquiry form.

Simon Henthorn

Simon is an expert in education and employment law. He has over 15 years’ experience advising schools, colleges, associations and individuals on all aspects of education law, including employment and safeguarding matters.

  • Partner & Head of Education
  • T: +44 (0)20 3696 7172
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Rose Smith

Rose is an employment and education lawyer. She has a track record in providing measured employment law advice, and is also part of Doyle Clayton’s renowned Education Team, providing advice to teachers, professors and schools.

  • Legal Director
  • T: +44 (0)20 7042 7206
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James Murray

James is an employment and higher education legal director, who advises both individual academics and academic institutions.

  • Legal Director
  • T: +44 (0)20 7778 7226
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Amara Ahmad

Amara is one of the UK’s leading specialist education and children’s law solicitors. An expert in special educational needs (SEND) and safeguarding she works closely with parents, schools, and charities to ensure that children and young people receive the support that they need to reach their potential in education.

  • Senior Associate
  • T: +44 (0)20 3696 7178
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Jonny Robinson

Jonny is a Legal Advisor in the Education team. He also assists lawyers with a wide range of Employment, Data Protection and High Court matters.

  • Legal Advisor
  • T: +44 (0)20 7778 7234
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Fachiema Menjoh

Fachiema is a specialist education legal adviser, providing comprehensive legal advice on a daily basis, and ensuring clients understand the SEND (special educational needs and disability) tribunal process and guiding them through how to appeal an EHCP (Education, Health and Care Plans).

  • Trainee Solicitor
  • T: +44 (0)20 3031 6631
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