The 3 Hare Court education law team has a wealth of expertise in a wide range of education law issues. We represent clients across the public, private and third sector, including schools, local authorities, academies, colleges, universities, senior management, regulatory bodies, qualification and examination boards, as wells as pupils and their families.

Our barristers are able to draw upon specialisms in connected fields, including employment, commercial and company law, immigration, public law and healthcare.

The team represents clients in all courts, tribunals and panel proceedings, including the SEND Tribunal and Upper Tribunal and the specialist regulatory tribunals.

They have experience of advising in relation to higher education on a range of educational issues encompassing fitness to practice proceedings, discrimination claims and contractual disputes.

Sara Ibrahim has also been appointed to act as OIA Counsel.

Get in touch

For any enquiries or further information please contact our clerking team on +44 (0)20 7415 7800 or via email:

We can offer specialist advice and representation in a range of matters, including:

  • Admissions and exclusions
  • Examination disputes
  • Equality, discrimination and human rights claims
  • Special Educational Needs appeals and judicial review challenges
  • Staffing and employment in schools, including disciplinary matters
  • School governance and finance
  • Damages claims, including educational negligence and breach of contract claims
  • Challenges to decisions of examining and qualification bodies
  • School closures and restructuring
  • Regulatory matters
  • Safeguarding issues

Education Law barristers

Sara Ibrahim

Call: 2006

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Katharine Bailey

Call: 2019

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Our Educational Law videos

For Help or Advice…

Please contact us either by telephone: +44 (0)20 7415 7800 or email:




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