Education law is one of the most complex fields of law and is under continual reform.

Our Firm

John Ford Solicitors is a leading education law firm and a member of the Education Law Association.

We have been specialising in this field for over 20 years and our team of highly experienced solicitors has effectively advised parents, students, schools and other organisations.

The education work we do is broad and thorough. We are able to provide assistance and representation in all areas of education law. We work with and for parents who have children with Special Educational Needs (SEN) and we use judicial review against unlawful decisions made by educational institutions.

We can also provide advice in relation to exclusion and admissions appeals.

Our team represents clients at Special Educational Need and Disability Tribunals, the County Courts and in the Administrative Court by way of Judicial Review.

We also handle a large number of cases involving further and higher education, including college and university appeals, complaints to the Office of the Independent Adjudicator (OIA) and discrimination cases in the County Court.


Whether you are a parent, student professional individual or body our services will be tailored to your needs. At John Ford Solicitors you will receive first class advice and support whether you have a primary, further or higher education dispute.

If the costs of working with us are not covered by legal aid, we will ensure that you are advised about the best ways of funding your claim.

If you are a parent in England, you can also obtain useful information about your child’s education issue from ACE Education Advice service.