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Members of Radcliffe Chambers provide expert advice and representation on a wide range of matters related to education, including:


Examples of contentious work:

University of London v Prag (2014) – Universities; trust property (Robert Pearce QC, Nathan Wells)

Raymond Alliss & Martin Hesketh v Charity Commission for England and Wales, FTT (2012) – an appeal by parents of pupils at an independent school against a scheme of the Charity Commission (Mark Mullen)

R (Independent Schools Council v Charity Commission (2011) – a reference by the Attorney General to the Upper Tribunal of issues of charity law relating to charities for the advancement of education; judicial review of guidance issued by the Charity Commission (Robert Pearce QC, Francesca Quint, Mark Mullen).

R (Parent Governors of Cardinal Vaughan Memorial School) v Roman Catholic Archbishop of Westminster, CA (2011) – a dispute over the interpretation of regulations about the qualifications of foundation governors of a voluntary aided school (Francesca Quint)


Examples of non-contentious work:

Drafting new statutes under the Public Schools Act 1869

Advice on the re-organisation of voluntary schools in Wales

Advice on the closure of a state school in Northern Ireland

Advice on the merger of schools with different religious affiliations

Conduct, at the request of a governing body of a school, of an inquiry into a governance issue

Advice on the sale of the undertaking of a charitable school to a non-charitable entity