Our education team are experts in school admissions law and can help parents in achieving a place at their preferred school. Where a child is going to go to school is an area of real anxiety for all parents. A child only gets one education – the school they are educated at can impact significantly on their ability to learn, achieve, their mental welfare and future opportunities. With a boom in the UK’s under 18 population and a limited amount of school spaces available there has never been such a strain on our education system.

Parents have the right to express a school preference, unfortunately, their preference does not always prevail. There are times when errors are made in allocating places. If you believe that your child has been unfairly turned down for a place at a school of your choice, then we may be able to help challenge and overturn that decision.

Geldards offers a free telephone consultation to all potential clients, which means you will have the opportunity to discuss your case with an expert lawyer before deciding on what action to take. We will always provide honest and impartial advice regarding the strength of your case and whether you should pursue it. Contact us now and arrange a free telephone consultation with one of our expert lawyers who will discuss your case with you, in plain English without any legal jargon. Our lawyers will consider your case and help you understand the best steps forward.

Services we provide:

  • We can help advise, conduct and represent parents in primary and secondary school appeals

  • We can help advise, conduct and represent parents in infant class size appeals

  • We can help advise, conduct and represent parents in in-year appeals

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Leading Education Lawyer Joins Geldards
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.


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Adam Friel


Partner, London

+44 (0)20 7489 6448


Douglas Hamer


Solicitor, London

+44 (0)20 7489 6445