Charlotte Hadfield

Charlotte Hadfield

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Education Law

Charlotte is passionate about education and enjoys a wide and varied practice covering the full spectrum of education law and related regulatory law.  She is regularly instructed on behalf of parents, young people, students, schools, academies, HE providers, local authorities, universities and Early Years and Child Care providers/practitioners. 

Her work includes:

  • SEND appeals
  • Discrimination (including disability discrimination) claims in the FTT and County Court
  • Judicial review
  • Governance issues relating to academies and free schools
  • School/parent relationships, including parent bans, internal complaints, Protection from Harassment
  • Admissions (including infant class size appeals, lawfulness of admissions arrangements, compatibility of admissions arrangements with the Equality Act 2010 and Human Rights Act)
  • Exclusion appeals
  • Appeals by Early Years and Child Care providers and practitioners against cancellation of registration by Ofsted
  • Contractual and tortious claims against education providers
  • Issues relating to safeguarding, CRB, DBA disclosures
  • Internal academic appeals
  • NCTL proceedings (see also Charlotte’s Professional Discipline profile)
  • School fee disputes
  • Employment Tribunal proceedings (see also Charlotte’s Employment profile)

Charlotte regularly provides training on education law to a variety of different audiences, including LEAs, solicitors, university student advisors, lay panel members and parents.

Reported cases

Oxfordshire County Council v JL [2010] EWHC 798 (Admin)

SN v Nottinghamshire County Council [2014] UKUT 002 (AAC)


April 15 2016:

Alex Line and Charlotte Hadfield education law barristers provide in house training more

November 23 2015:

3PB Education Team provide SEND litigation training session more

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Academic Qualifications

LLB (Hons), LLM, London School of Economics

Professional Qualifications and Appointments

  • Accredited Mediation Advocate