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About Adam

Adam plays a crucial role as a member of the School Support Service team, where he is responsible for providing valuable advice and guidance to schools and academies. His expertise extends to various areas, including admissions and exclusions, special educational needs, parental complaints, disability discrimination, public law, child protection, and safeguarding. Additionally, Adam offers his expertise in matters related to contracts, governance, compliance, and other legal issues that directly impact schools, with a keen interest and expertise in GDPR and freedom of information. With his extensive knowledge and experience, Adam ensures that schools receive the necessary support and guidance to navigate these complex areas effectively.

Recent Experience

  • Acting for schools and multi academy trusts in disability discrimination claims
  • Acting for an academy on its response to a county court claim of discrimination
  • Reviewing and advising schools on their complaints policies and procedures, including the implementation of communications protocols to manage communications from parents
  • Advising schools on safeguarding matters
  • Advising schools and governing bodies on admissions, including reviewing a set of admission policies for a Catholic multi-academy trust
  • Advising schools on exclusions following issues raised under the Equality Act 2010. This includes advising reconvened Governors’ Disciplinary Committees following an Independent Review Panel’s recommendation or direction to reconsider.
  • Advising on complex data protection issues, including on the required response to a cyber-attack
  • Advising on Freedom of Information Act requests, including drafting responses where disclosure would be likely to prejudice the effective conduct of public affairs.

Professional Memberships

  • Law Society of England and Wales

Career Experience

2024 to present: Senior Associate, Winckworth Sherwood

2022 to 2024: Associate, Winckworth Sherwood

2017 to 2022: Solicitor, Turpin Miller LLP