Angela Jackman -
Partner, Education and Community Care - London
T: 01524 596080
F: 0207 250 4949
Based in: London
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 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."
Quoted in Legal 500 2013: Angela Jackman is "brilliant, calm and efficient" and a "very experienced litigator" as well as being described as a "heavyweight in the field".
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.
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.