Angela Jackman -
Partner, Education and Community Care
T: 0345 357 9850
F: 0207 250 4949
Based in: London
Education Law with a track record in Community Care and Capacity Law
Angela obtained a BA Hons law degree from Balliol College, Oxford University and subsequently qualified as a solicitor in 1987.
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 2018 as follows: The "very experienced and very knowledgeable" Angela Jackman is an expert in deprivation of liberty and best interests matters, particularly with regard to mental capacity cases in the Court of Protection. She also engages in community care issues.
Angela Jackman has a broad practice covering public law, community care and Court of Protection cases. She regularly handles disputes concerning mental capacity as well as assisting vulnerable clients with accommodation and family arrangements. A source says: "She is very reliable, informative and thorough. Any question you ask her will be easily answered in a way that is useful for you."
Angela Jackman is an expert in SEN matters with vast experience in handling judicial review claims. Sources say: "Angela is brilliant, both in terms of the scope of her knowledge and her success rate."
Quoted in Chambers and Partners UK 2017 as follows: Peers report that Angela Jackman is "unquestionably a leader in her field" who "provides a Rolls-Royce service." She demonstrates expertise in deprivation of liberty and best interest cases, including applications to the Court of Protection and mental capacity disputes.
Angela Jackman is an erudite education and community care lawyer with a focus on complex SEN matters. Sources say: "Her judgement really stands out and she has great depth of experience."
According to sources, Angela Jackman "is a very capable practitioner," who has been involved in "a string of complicated deprivation of liberty cases." Sources add that "she is very helpful, professional, and fast in preparing the relevant paperwork."
Angela Jackman is also recognised in the Legal 500 United Kingdom 2017 edition as an elite leading individual in the Education sector. She is also recommended for her work in Court of Protection and Human Rights. For her work in Civil Liberties they comment: "Practice head Angela Jackman acted for two individuals in a judicial review challenging the NHS’ refusal to fund abortions for women in Northern Ireland. Well-known organisations such as British Red Cross, Refugee Council and Alone in London Service refer work to the practice, which includes the excellent Angela Jackman." They also comment "Angela Jackman specialises in Court of Protection, community care and public law matters, including acting in mental capacity disputes concerning best interests and deprivation of liberty applications and cases for vulnerable adults and children." She also has "unparalleled expertise in SEN cases."
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.
She 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’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), G v St Gregory’s Catholic Science College EWHC 1452 (Admin) and A and B v Secretary of State for Health  EWCA Civ771
Angela enjoys running, dancing and world music.