Adam Friel, one of the Country’s leading education law solicitors, has joined Geldards, as a Partner and the Head of Education Law in the firm’s London office.

Adam has over 10 years’ experience and expertise in this specialist field and has advised a huge number of families and individuals on their rights during education.

Having faced significant challenges both at school and university because of his own dyslexia, Adam combines a passion and interest in education law with unique insight and empathy for the distress and challenges clients face to ensure they or their children receive the support and fairness they are entitled to.

Adam’s commitment to education rights extends to involvement in a number of pro bono projects, supporting charities with monthly advice clinics. He is also regularly invited to be a speaker at events, talks, workshops and conferences to leading national charities, parent groups and schools regarding educational issues.

A huge rugby enthusiast, Adam represented Ireland at youth level as well as playing semi-professional at club level. He enjoys family life and is married with one child.

On his arrival at Geldards, Adam, said:

“I am very excited to have joined Geldards. The firm has a strong reputation built on its commitment to private clients, families and businesses that really makes it stand out from other firms.

“This culture and approach offer the perfect fit to my dedication to achieve outstanding results for my clients. I am looking forward to growing the education law team and shaping it into the years to come."

Jeff Pearson, CEO of Geldards, said:

“Adam is a very strong addition to our London office and I am delighted to welcome him to Geldards. Adam is a very talented, knowledgeable lawyer who has an excellent national reputation.

"His Education practice complements and extends our existing private and family law offering to widen the specialist support we provide to families and individuals.”

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