Ian is a barrister with over 20 years’ experience. Ian has attended hundreds of
admission appeal hearings on behalf of parents, schools and as legal advisor (clerk)
to the appeal panel. Ian provides training on the appeals process to panel members,
school governors and legal advisors.
Ian also undertakes a wide range of other direct access work (usually for a fixed
fee), as well as accepting instructions from solicitors. This includes providing
advice, drafting documents and attending hearings at all levels of courts, tribunals
and appeal panels.
Unlike many appeal service providers, Ian can provide fully-qualified legal advice,
backed by experience, at a time that suits your needs - Ian can be contacted outside
of normal office hours, at evenings and weekends. See what Ian’s satisfied customers
have said about this service.
FIXED FEE school appeals -
APPEAL WRITING - £600
identify best arguments & draw up written appeal grounds
APPEAL HEARING - £1000 + travel
present your arguments at the hearing and disputing the school’s arguments of prejudice
(includes conference immediately before the hearing)
FULL SUPPORT - £1500 + travel
combined package, includes analysis of your strongest arguments, writing grounds
of appeal, conference immediately before hearing and full presentation of your case
to the appeals panel
ADVICE LINE -expert advice by phone/email also available
For more complex appeals, a higher fee may be agreed in advance
Advice can be provided urgently if required, but please note that Ian Jones does
not provide a free legal advice service and will require a signed contract and payment
before undertaking any work. Payment accepted by bank transfer, credit/debit card
via Paypal, or by cheque.
If your child has been refused a place at the school of your choice, you have the
right to appeal. If you need help to prepare your appeal, someone to present your
case to the appeal panel, or just some sound advice, Ian Jones can provide a range
of school appeal services to suit your needs and budget.
Admission Appeals - Exclusions - Special Educational Needs