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Education

The Education Barristers at Kenworthy’s Chambers have extensive experience advising and representing schools, colleges, universities and local authorities.

Both educational institutions and parents alike take advantage of Kenworthy’s unique expertise, with expert knowledge in Public Law, Education Law, Discrimination, Human Rights and Employment Law.

Kenworthy’s Education Barristers work with parents, pupils, international students, Teachers, Head Teachers, maintained and voluntary aided schools, academy chains, academy trusts, free schools, school governing bodies, colleges, local authorities, Senior Leaders of local authorities, The Department of Education, OFSTED, dioceses, students, and universities, providing representation at First-Tier Tribunals, Upper Tribunals, County Courts, SEN Tribunals, and Employment Tribunals.

Our Barristers

Kenworthy’s Education Barristers

Year of Call | 2001

Schools and parents alike benefit from Sarah Johnson’s combined expertise in children and employment law. She regularly drafts Contracts of Employment, Compromise Agreements, Schedules of Loss and Counter-Schedules, Staff Handbooks and more policies and procedures.

All our Education Barristers accept Public Access work including Patrick Cassidy, and Sarah Johnson.

Our Expertise

Safeguarding
Kenworthy’s Barristers advise local authorities, safeguarding boards, School Leaders and Pastoral Management in preventing and addressing abuse, educational negligence, bullying and harassment, with consideration of vulnerable children and staff members.

Professional reviews are often triggered by adverse incidents which require immediate attention. Kenworthy’s Education Barristers can review and introduce change into contracts of employment, and draft safeguarding policies - providing modern insight into the use of social media.

SEN ChildrenKenworthy’s Chambers advise Senior Leaders in schools and dioceses, as well as local authorities on how to meet statutory duties involving looked-after and SEN children.

Kenworthy’s Education Barristers are regularly instructed to represent both local authorities and parents at appeals to the First-Tier Tribunal (Special Educational Needs and Disability).

Education Barristers can help draft professional responses to criticism, adverse incidents and verdicts and can advise on appropriate plans for future prevention as well as immediate damage limitation. Kenworthy’s Chambers also advise Senior Leaders facing potential investigations from the police or health and safety.

Contact Us

If you have an Education case you need advice or advocacy for, call our Clerks Michael Jones and Paul Mander on 0161 832 4036, email [email protected], [email protected], or fill out our contact form.