Caroline Stone

Caroline Stone

Call 2005

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Education Law

Caroline has a growing practice in education law and is keen to further develop her interest in this field, in particular cases concerning special educational needs (‘SEN’).

Caroline’s relevant experience includes:

  • Advising the Department for Education regarding the potential termination of an Academy’s funding as a result of poor governance and failure to comply with the Independent School Standards (consideration of the Education (Independent School Standards) (England) Regulations 2010, in particular provisions relating to safeguarding and the need to promote community cohesion)
  • Representing a School before an Exclusion Appeal Panel (under the old regime)
  • Acting as a Clerk and legal advisor to Admission Appeal Panels in Oxford and Buckinghamshire, including advising on the implications of disability discrimination in the context of school admissions
  • Prosecutions for non-attendance under section 444 of the Education Act 1996

Whilst at the Public Law Project, Caroline’s education-related work included advising on the lawfulness of a University’s disciplinary scheme and the legality of a decision to close the last all-male state school in Hackney.

Caroline has also provided training to local authorities and Independent Review (formerly Appeal) Panel members on the subject of exclusion appeals, most recently in respect of the legislative changes which came into force in September 2012.


July 13 2015:

Chambers is pleased to announce that Richard Wheeler has been appointed to the Attorney General’s B Panel of Junior Counsel more

March 5 2014:

Mathew Gullick and Caroline Stone in Court of Appeal Points-Based System qualifications appeals more

June 25 2012:

"The 'Secrecy Bill': taking stock" - Caroline Stone writes more

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Academic Qualifications

MA (Hons), Downing College, Cambridge

Bar Vocational Course, BPP Law School (9th in year of 300)


Pegasus Scholarship (South Africa, 2011)

Chrystal Macmillan Prize (Middle Temple) in recognition of BVC results (2005)

Queen Mother's Scholar (Major BVC Scholarship, Middle Temple) (2004)

Professional Qualifications and Appointments

  • Attorney-General's Junior Counsel to the Crown (B Panel)

Professional Bodies

  • Administrative Law Bar Association
  • Human Rights Lawyers' Association
  • Proceeds of Crime Lawyers' Association