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Angela Jackman

Senior Lecturer/CPD Consultant

The City Law School, Professional Programmes

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Postal Address

City, University of London
Northampton Square
United Kingdom



Angela joined The City Law School in September 2015 as a Senior Lecturer/CPD Consultant. Angela graduated from Balliol College, Oxford University and qualified in private practice. She remains in part-time private practice as a senior solicitor and partner at Maxwell Gillott/Simpson Millar LLP in London.

Angela's areas of specialism are Education, Mental Capacity and Public Law. She is cited as a leader in these 3 fields in Chambers and Partners 2015 and Legal 500 2015.


BA Hons in Law and Law Society Finals.


Angela practised at Hackney Community Law Centre in a number of social welfare areas for a number of years following qualification . She subsequently specialized in private practice in Education, Mental Capacity and Community Care law.

Angela joined Maxwell Gillott Solicitors/ Simpson Millar LLP in 2010 as a partner and remains in part-time practice.

Reported cases

Angela has had a number of reported cases across the disciplines of Education, Community Care and Court of Protection. Her particularly high profile cases include the "cornrows " school exclusion judicial review case in which the High Court held that a school's policy prohibiting boys from wearing their hair in cornrows resulted in indirect racial discrimination.

Angela is currently bringing a judicial review challenge against the Secretary of State for Health, challenging his policy which prohibits women from Northern Ireland accessing NHS abortion services in England. The Supreme Court granted permission to appeal in December 2015.

Supreme Court to hear challenge to bar on NHS abortion services for Northern Irish women


Angela was given an award for Outstanding Achievement at the Legal Aid Practitioners Group Silver Jubilee Awards Ceremony in June 2009. She was also Highly Commended in the category for Solicitor of the Year- Private Practice at the Law Society Excellence Awards in 2014.

Angela won an Eight Women Award in 2014 following a social media public poll for the most influential women of colour in the UK.

Professional bodies and Writing

Angela is the Secretary of the Education Law Practitioners' Group which responds to government consultations on behalf of its members. She is also an expert panel member of the Strategic Legal Fund for Vulnerable Young Migrants and has twice been a judge for the Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year Awards.

Angela co- authored "Practical Education Law", a practitioner's text, published by the Law Society in 2005. She provides regular updates on education law for the Legal Action Group bulletin and has written for a number of other legal publications, including New Law Journal and Lexis Nexis.



  1. Jackman, A.W. and Hay, D. (2005). Practical Education Law. The Law Society.

Journal Articles (2)

  1. Jackman, A.W. (2016). Education Law Update. .
  2. Jackman, A.W. (2015). Legal Action Group Education Law Update. .

Practitioner Article

  1. Legal Action Group. Legal Action Group bulletin

Other Activities

Keynote Lecture/Speech

  1. Genetics Disorders UK. Central London (2015). Keynote lecture on implementation of the Children and Families Act 2014.

Media Appearance

  1. . BBC Home page coverage for Administrative Court decision in A and B v Secretary of State for Health. Television interview for BBC news. Radio interviews for BBC Belfast and BBC Ullster. Live interview by Victoria Derbyshire on Radio 5Live. Significant coverage in the press.
    Also interviewed by BBC Ullster in July 2015 following Court of Appeal decision in A and B and significant coverage in national press.

Radio Programme

  1. The World Tonight. Radio 4 Interview provided on the implications of the Court of Appeal decision in
    A and B v Secretary of State for Health.


  1. Expert panel member of the Strategic Legal Fund for Vulnerable Young Migrants.