Faizul has acted for both parents and local authorities across a wide range of education law disputes and public law challenges. A junior barrister, Faizul accepts instructions to act on his own and as junior to senior junior barristers at 3PB and other chambers.
Faizul has been involved and assisted counsel in 3PB’s highly respected Education Team including John Friel on an Appeal in the First-tier Tribunal (Special Educational Needs and Disability) and Emma Waldron with an Appeal to the Upper Tribunal. Faizul has also recently assisted 3PB’s head of Education Law, Charlotte Hadfield, and her junior Matthew Wyard in the Court of Appeal which was the first case to consider Section 37 of the Children and Families Act 2014 (Education, Health and Care plans).
Faizul is currently one of the counsel that 3PB have working closely with Ofsted. He has been instructed to work on the Independent Inquiry into Child Sex Abuse (IICSA) and is involved in four of the Inquiry’s investigations. Please see Public Law profile for more information.
Recent education law matters which Faizul has been involved with include:
- Represented a local authority in a School B and F Appeal and successfully resisted a 1:1 support provision to be implemented into an Education, Health and Care (EHC) plan;
- Acted as a Clerk in school admission appeals;
- Advised parents at a School Governors meeting following a complaint made against a headteacher, and successfully challenged the school’s anti-bullying policy;
- Drafted responses to appeals where the local authority refused to issue an EHC plan;
- Advised on merits on bringing a claim for breach of contract against an independent school following school closures due to Coronavirus (Covid-19).
Faizul has a growing reputation and has attracted repeat work from every solicitor and public organisation that has instructed him during his burgeoning career at the Bar.
12th May 2020
Faizul Azman summarises R (Gassa and another) v Richmond Independent Appeals Service and another: a new authority on school admissions which contains some interesting obiter observations on the effect of remittal to a new panel following a successful judicial review.
“… I must say that he was excellent, and the help he provided assisted greatly in a positive result. His notes were excellent and his involvement during the hearing cross checking etc. under considerable pressure was well beyond that which you would expect from his level of qualification”
Partner, Regional Solicitors (Regulatory – disciplinary proceedings)
“A great result”
Solicitor (Employment – remedies hearing)
“Thank you for your counsel yesterday, [the client] is pleased with the outcome of the hearing”
Solicitor (Employment – final hearing)
“Notwithstanding the result, my clients were very impressed with Mr Azman”
“… Overall my experience of instructing Faizul has been very positive and I did seek to instruct him again, though he was unavailable on this occasion… I look forward to instructing him again”
Solicitor, Local Authority (Education – SEN Appeal)
“I wanted to let you know what a good job Faizul did Clerking the School appeals for us. He was always on time (no mean feat given the distance he travelled), prepared and ready for action… All in all the service he provided was excellent and I would have no qualms about using Faizul again, or recommending his services”
Local Authority (Education – School Admission Appeals)
- LLB (Hons) Law Accelerated Route – 2:1
- BPTC (The University of Law, London) – Very Competent
- The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Scholarship, Major Award, Middle Temple
- Constitutional and Administrative Law Bar Association (ALBA)
- Employment Lawyers Association (ELA)
- Employment Law Bar Association (ELBA)
- Education Law Association (ELA)