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John Friel and Lachlan Wilson are recognised for their expertise in Chambers & Partners UK Bar Directory 2017.

John Friel - Education - London (Bar) - Band 2


John Friel - An impressive junior at the cutting edge of legal reform in education. He often advises on matters relating to education and disability, and is highly sought after by educational institutions in both the private and public sector. He also represents charities and governing bodies. 
Strengths: "He is well organised and extremely good at advancing clients' cases." "He has an encyclopaedic knowledge of SEN in particular."
Recent work: Advised in LW v Norfolk County Council, a case reported in The Educational Law Reports.   

Lachlan Wilson - Education - London (Bar) - Band 4


Lachlan Wilson - Head of the Public and Regulatory Law Group at his set, who has an active practice encompassing a multitude of education issues. He is frequently instructed by individuals, institutions and school governing bodies connected with primary, secondary and tertiary education provision.
Strengths: "He is superb with clients and has the ability to instil confidence. He is super bright, quickly gets to the nub of the issue and is a really good strategist." 

Chambers & Partners UK Bar Directory 2016.

Education - London (Bar) - Band 2


[John Friel is] One of the most experienced junior counsel in this field, he is a popular choice for individuals and parents facing educational issues that require close examination of policy, such as SEN assessment challenges.
Strengths: "He performs excellently and knows the law better than many of the judges do nowadays as he has written chunks of it. He is incredibly quick at processing large quantities of information, and is very forensic and thorough in his investigation of the facts."

Chambers & Partners UK Bar Directory 2015.

Education - London (Bar)

"A superb advocate, who is very approachable and always well prepared"
"He is a specialist in the field and he wins."


Chambers and Partners UK Bar Directory 2014.

Education - London (Bar)

"Possessed of vast experience and knowledge, he has unique forensic and analytic skills combined with a detailed understanding. You know you're in very safe hands, and he gives you the feeling that you're really supported."
"He is a very experienced SEN expert, who is approachable and always well prepared."

Chambers and Partners UK Bar Directory 2013

Education - London (Bar)

“John Friel is armed with 'incredible experience and knowledge,' and has 'detailed understanding of special educational needs cases.' 'A skilled, articulate advocate,' he 'always handles matters expeditiously.'”

Chambers and Partners UK Bar Directory 2012

Education - London (Bar)

“John Friel remains a popular choice amongst claimant solicitors. He is admired for his wealth of experience in the sector, and is recognised as 'a committed advocate who does not take no for an answer.'”

The Legal 500 - The Clients Guide to Law Firms

John Friel is recommended by the Legal 500 Bar Directory 2016 for his expertise in the London Bar - Education.

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"A maverick in the area and definitely a safe pair of hands."

John Friel is recommended by the Legal 500 Bar Directory 2015 for his expertise in the London Bar - Education.

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"Particularly strong on SEN issues."

Legal 500 Bar Directory – Rankings For 2014 Recommendations and Quotes

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Lachlan Wilson - 3PB ‘Highly intelligent and a very effective advocate.’

John Friel is recommended by the Legal 500 Bar Directory 2014 for his expertise in the London Bar - Education.

"Noted for his experience acting for independent schools, maintained schools and governing bodies."



3PB's Education team host education law update seminar in London

25th November 2016

On 24th November 3PB education team members Lachlan Wilson, John Friel and Alex Line hosted the third of a series of education law update seminars. ... read more


3PB’s expert education law barristers provide an informative update seminar on the 2014 Children and Families Act

30th September 2016

On 29th September 2016, 3PB Education Team members Lachlan Wilson, John Friel, Alex Line and Emma Waldron hosted an Education Law Update Seminar in Temple, London. ... read more


Alex Line and Emma Waldron provide SEN litigation training session to local authorities

27th July 2016

On 26th July 2016 Alex Line and Emma Waldron of 3PB's education law team provided training to solicitors from two local authority areas about SEND ... read more


Alex Line and Charlotte Hadfield education law barristers provide in house training

15th April 2016

On 14th April Alex Line and Charlotte Hadfield of the 3PB's education law team provided training to Somerset County Council on school admissions law. The ... read more


Lachlan Wilson, Emma Waldron and Alex Line provided training on the recent changes to the law regarding special educational needs

17th September 2014

Lachlan Wilson, Emma Waldron and Alex Line recently provided training on the recent changes to the law regarding special educational needs which came into effect ... read more


Gulshanah Choudhuri

29th November 2013

It is with great sadness that Chambers announces the death of Gulshanah Choudhuri on Friday 29th November 2013. Gulshanah was an education law barrister at ... read more


Members and clerks of the 3PB Education Group will be hosting a stand at the Autism Show

10th June 2013

Members and clerks of the 3PB education group will be hosting a stand at the Autism Show at the ExCel Centre, London on 14th and 15th of ... read more


The Education Unit welcomes Gulshanah Choudhuri and 3PB congratulates Emma Waldron on her successful application to Chambers

12th March 2013

The Education Unit are delighted to have join them Gulshanah Choudhuri, a specialist in education law with particular expertise in Special Educational Needs.  Gulshanah will ... read more


3PB training session on changes to exclusion law

4th December 2012

On 3rd December 2012 Lachlan Wilson, Alex Line and Richard Borrett provided training at Bristol City Hall on the recent changes to the law relating ... read more

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