Alex Leonhardt 3

Alex Leonhardt

Year of Call: 2018
Email Address: [email protected]
Telephone: 020 7853 8055

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Clerks Details

  • Clerk Name: Russell Porter
  • Clerk Telephone: 01865 793736
  • Clerk Email: [email protected]
  • Clerk Name: Gemma Faulkner
  • Clerk Telephone: 020 7583 8055
  • Clerk Email: [email protected]


Alex accepts instructions in discrimination, breach of contract and negligence claims arising in the context of schools, colleges and universities in the First-tier Tribunal and the civil courts, as well as school admission and exclusion cases and judicial review cases relating to education.

A recent case involved successfully representing a school in defending a discrimination claim on the basis that a pupil’s violent behaviour was not something arising from the disability relied upon.

Alex’s previous experience of working in higher education policy means that he is particularly interested in cases in the higher education context, including discrimination and breach of contract claims, judicial reviews and cases involving complaints to the Office of the Independent Adjudicator for Higher Education.

  • Articles
    • School Uniforms and Exclusions

      Alice de Coverley and Alex Leonhardt analyse how the tricky, balancing questions around children’s rights, school uniforms and school discipline have been dealt with by the Courts.

      This article also appeared in the Education Law Monitor.

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    • Covid-19 and the Class of 2020 – can students claim compensation from their universities?

      Covid-19 and the Class of 2020.
      Pupil barrister Alex Leonhardt examines if students can claim compensation from their universities.

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