- Partner, Education and Community Care

Angela Jackman - Education Law and Community Care Solicitor - Simpson Millar LLP - London
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Education Law and also has track records in community care and capacity law at Simpson Millar LLP.


Angela joined MG Law (a trading style of Simpson Millar) on 20th April 2010 as a Partner and was made a Director in September 2011. Angela has been a recognised Leader in education law since 2003 when she was first ranked by Chambers and Partners.

Since 2009 she has held the prestigious Chambers band 1 individual rank; she is also ranked in Legal 500 and Legal Experts. Quoted in Chambers and Partners UK 2014 as follows: Angela Jackman "really knows her stuff" and is razor sharp, according to sources. She is an expert in education law and community care matters. Angela Jackman brings solid education law expertise to this area and has developed a niche practice in Court of Protection best interest cases. One interviewee notes: “I think of her for unusual, complex cases. She is incredibly bright and clear thinking. She is a good case strategist.”

Angela Jackman is head of the firm's civil liberties and human rights department. "She gets her message across in a very sensitive way," states one market source: "She is very responsive to instruction and never makes the client feel pushed into anything."

Angela Jackman is recognised in the Legal 500 United Kingdom 2016 edition as a leading individual in the Education sector. The ‘intelligent and insightful’ Angela Jackman has a strong track record challenging exclusions and advising on school placements.

Angela’s reported cases include the following:

R v Board of Stoke Newington School ex p M (1994) ELR 131; K v (1) Special Educational Needs and Disability Tribunal. (2) Hertfordshire County Council (2007) EWHC 790 Admin; (R) A v Independent Appeal Panel for London Borough of Sutton and Others [2009] EWHC 1233 (Admin), D v Southwark LBC (2007) EWCA (iv) 182 and Re SK [2007] EWHC 3289 (Fam), G v St Gregory’s Catholic Science College [2011]EWHC 1452 (Admin) and A and B v Secretary of State for Health [2015] EWCA Civ771

Angela obtained a BA Hons law degree from Balliol College, Oxford University and subsequently qualified as a solicitor in 1987.

Additional Information:

Angela is an experienced writer and trainer. She has been a lecturer and trainer for CLT, MBL Seminars Ltd, College of Law and Legal Action Group. She is currently a CPD Consultant and Senior Lecturer at The City Law School.

Angela co-wrote "Practical Education Law", an education law text, published by the Law Society in 2005. She co-writes regular education law updates for Legal Action Group and has written articles for legal journals, including New Law Journal and Education Law Journal.

Angela is the Secretary of the Education Law Practitioners’ Group which spearheads responses to government consultations on education law and legal aid issues. She is also a member of the Law Society’s Human Rights Committee, a mentor for the Black Lawyers Directory and an expert panel member for the Strategic Legal Fund for Vulnerable Young Migrants.

Angela has conduct of the landmark Supreme Court case, A and B v Secretary of State for Health, regarding the inability of women from Northern Ireland to obtain abortion services on the NHS in England.


Angela enjoys running, dancing and world music.

Jackman, AngelaThe Legal 500 - The Clients Guide to Law FirmsThe Law Society Excellence Awards 2014Legal Aid Lawyer of The Year Awards - Winner 2009

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