Education (Further & Higher)

Education (Further & Higher)

What our barristers offer

39 Essex Chambers is able to offer a unique combination of private and public law expertise, providing further and higher education instructions, students and public bodies with an across-the-board service at all levels of call.

Our experience

Our work covers the full spectrum of university and college-related education issues for education institutions and students, including:

  • contract
  • negligence claims and judicial review
  • challenges to disciplinary decisions (particularly plagiarism)
  • discrimination claims
  • challenges to admission and grant decisions and appeals to the Independent Adjudicator for Higher Education (OIA).

The breadth of our expertise covers overlapping areas, including:

  • data protection and freedom of information
  • defamation
  • discrimination and disciplinary issues
  • professional discipline and regulation
  • planning, property and procurement
  • research misconduct
  • staff employment
  • student immigration issues (including Tier 4 disputes)

Who to contact

Sheraton Doyle (on maternity leave)

Sheraton Doyle (on maternity leave) is the Senior Practice Manager for the Education (Further & Higher) team and will, along with the clerking team below, be able to help you with any questions.


Sheraton Doyle (on maternity leave)Email


Call: +44 (0)20 7832 1144


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Alison Foster QC

Alison Foster QC

Call: 1984 Silk: 2002

Jenni Richards QC

Jenni Richards QC

Call: 1991 Silk: 2011

Fenella Morris QC

Fenella Morris QC

Call: 1990 Silk: 2012

Nicola Greaney

Nicola Greaney

Call: 1999

Katharine Scott

Katharine Scott

Call: 2000

Robert Lazarus

Robert Lazarus

Call: 2004

Mungo Wenban-Smith
Alexis Hearnden

Alexis Hearnden

Call: 2005

Peter Mant

Peter Mant

Call: 2006

Jack Anderson

Jack Anderson

Call: 2006

Thomas Amraoui

Thomas Amraoui

Call: 2007

Jennifer Thelen

Jennifer Thelen

Call: 2007

Philippa Jackson

Philippa Jackson

Call: 2008

Benjamin Tankel

Benjamin Tankel

Call: 2009

Annabel Lee

Annabel Lee

Call: 2010

Jonathan Darby

Jonathan Darby

Call: 2012

Michelle Pratley

Michelle Pratley

Call: 2006

Call +44 (0)20 7832 1111 for more information

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