Robin Jacobs

Robin Jacobs

Barrister

Education Law, Higher Education, Special Educational Needs(+44)(0) 20 8891 4488Twickenham

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Robin is a barrister. He specialises in Education Law.

Robin began his career at Hardwicke Chambers, where he was a member of the Education Team. From 2013, he worked at Buckinghamshire County Council on a consultancy basis, advising the council and local schools/academies on a very wide variety of matters.

Robin has extensive experience of many different aspects of Education Law including SEN; school admissions; school exclusions; discrimination; school attendance; home-to-school transport and higher education. He has appeared before most of the major courts and tribunals including SENDIST, the Schools Adjudicator, the High Court and the Court of Appeal.

Whilst in chambers, Robin regularly advised and represented university students. Since joining Sinclairslaw, he has returned to this area and now focusses predominantly on higher education matters. Robin is able to assist students with: internal complaints/appeals; complaints to the Office of the Independent Adjudicator (the OIA); and court proceedings (judicial review, breach of contract, educational negligence etc.).

Robin recently completed post-graduate studies in art history and therefore has a good understanding of the issues facing university students. Robin’s areas of expertise include:

  • academic appeals;
  • allegations of plagiarism/academic misconduct;
  • discrimination/failure to make reasonable adjustments;
  • fitness to practice proceedings; and
  • issues concerning quality of tuition/supervision.

Robin is the editor of Education Law Monitor, a post he has held for several years. When not at work, Robin is often to be found in a gallery or cheering on Norwich City FC.