Alex Leonhardt 3

Alex Leonhardt

Year of Call: 2018
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Telephone: 020 7853 8055

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Alex accepts instructions in all areas of education law, and has experience in the SEND Tribunal including on National Trial cases. He regularly acts as a clerk to Independent Review Panels considering school exclusions. He also has experience advising on Ofsted regulatory matters.

During pupillage Alex was supervised by leading education junior Charlotte Hadfield and in that time assisted in judicial review claims, cases in the First-Tier Tribunal and a claim involving breach of contract and disability discrimination by an independent school.

Alex’s 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 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.

      View Article
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Academic qualifications

  • Bar Professional Training Course, Cardiff University 2017-18 (Very competent)
  • Graduate Diploma in Law, Cardiff University, 2016-17 (Distinction)
  • MA Political Philosophy, University of York, 2011-2012 (Distinction)
  • BA (Hons) Philosophy, University of Cambridge, 2005-2008


  • Astbury Scholarship (Major Award), Middle Temple
  • Harmsworth Entrance Exhibition, Middle Temple
  • Campbell Foster Prize for performance on the BPTC, Middle Temple