Education Law Solicitor
Esther is a Solicitor in our Public Law Team, specialising in Education Law.
She has experience in areas including exclusion and admission appeals, discrimination and Judicial Reviews, and has represented parents, students and local authorities in SEND First Tier Tribunal appeals.
Esther has 10 years’ litigation and dispute resolution experience, having qualified in 2010. She initially specialised in defendant personal injury litigation, spending time at both Kennedys and DAC Beachcroft, but following a change of direction, she worked in-house at a large Local Authority dealing with education matters.
Her experience there included defending SEND Tribunal Appeals, chairing tribunal panel meetings, attending education panels and providing legal training on education and social care matters to the authority.
She has now brought this experience into her work in private practice, and Esther now manages a busy caseload of both private and publicly funded education cases.
Esther is a member of the Law Society and the Solicitors Regulation Authority.
Interests outside of work
Esther enjoys running, singing for a local choir, baking, travelling and spending time with her family and friends.
On her half day off, Esther volunteers to provide additional class support to her son’s year 1 class in maths and literacy skills. Esther also provides advice and training for a local charity for families with disabled children and young people.