Key people at Simpson Millar LLP
We believe our strength comes from our people, the team
that makes Simpson Millar LLP what it is now and
what it will become in the future.
Simpson Millar LLP consists of 30 partners, 10 Associates, 2 Consultants, and
128 fee earners along with 121 support staff. Managing
Partner, Peter Watson, is responsible for the day-to-day running of
the firm and is supported by the Management Committee
and Equity Partners of the business.
Angela Jackman - Partner/Director - Maxwell Gillott
Education law and also has track records in community care and capacity law at Maxwell Gillott (a trading style of Simpson Millar LLP).
Angela joined MG Law 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 2013 as follows: Angela Jackman receives widespread praise and gets "some of the best work in the field." She maintains a busy practice and recently represented the claimant in the aforementioned hair-braiding High Court case. She is respected by opponents, who say "she is a hard person to have on the other side as she takes all of the best points."
In addition to her long established education law practice, Angela has track records in community care and capacity law. She has a particular interest in children’s community care issues and has developed a niche practice in Court of Protection best interest cases. She is cited in Chambers and Partners 2010 as a category 3 individual leader in Civil Liberties.
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  EWHC 1233 (Admin), D v Southwark LBC (2007) EWCA (iv) 182 and Re SK  EWHC 3289 (Fam).
Angela obtained a BA Hons law degree from Balliol College, Oxford University and subsequently qualified as a solicitor in 1987. Following qualification, she moved to Hackney Community Law Centre where she practised for 13 years in the areas of education, immigration and asylum and housing.
Angela was actively involved in grassroots community groups whilst based at the law centre, including Hackney Action for Racial Equality and Hackney Anti-Deportation campaign. She also provided free legal advice to numerous voluntary organisations and charities.
Angela convened the Law Centres Federation Education Working Party and facilitated workshops at its national conferences. She was also invited by the Legal Services Commission to join a working party which devised supervisor standards in education.
Angela joined Fisher Meredith in 2001 and became a salaried partner in 2006. She joined Maxwell Gillott (a trading style of Simpson Millar LLP) in April 2010.
Angela is an experienced writer and trainer. She has been a lecturer for CLT and Legal Action Group; she currently lectures for MBL Seminars. She is also a podcast contributor for CPDCast and has featured in College of Law Legal Network TV training DVDs.
Angela successfully participated in a live discussion on Radio 4’s "The Learning Curve" in February 2008 which featured one of her education judicial review cases.
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 writes articles for legal journals, including New Law Journal and Education Law Journal.
Angela is a member of the College of Law pro bono Legal Advice Centre’s advisory panel and the Secretary of the Education Law Practitioners’ Group which organises seminars for education law practitioners and spearheads responses to government consultations.
Angela enjoys 10k runs, traditional African dance and world music.
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