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39 Essex Chambers

Jack Anderson

London, UK UK Bar Guide 2022 Ranked in 3 departments

Barrister profile for UK Bar 2022

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Court of Protection: Health & Welfare - All Circuits

Band 3

Jack Anderson
Jack Anderson is a well-regarded junior barrister who is regularly instructed in complex safeguarding and medical treatment cases, including those involving abortions, end-of-life treatment and invasive contraception. He has experience acting for both vulnerable individuals and local authorities. 
Strengths: "A friendly and approachable barrister who has a very easy manner with clients." "He is pragmatic, straightforward and gets to the point."
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Local Government - London (Bar)

Band 3

Jack Anderson
Jack Anderson has a broad local government practice and a particular focus on cases concerning education, social care and the Court of Protection. He regularly represents local authorities and appears in the Administrative Court and the Upper Tribunal. He also has experience appearing for his clients in claims for judicial review. Anderson currently sits on the Attorney General's B Panel of Counsel.
Strengths: "He is considered, very helpful and easy to work with." "Thorough, clear and hard-working."
Recent work: Acted for the London Borough of Richmond as interested party in successfully resisting a claim brought against the Independent Appeal Panel for Richmond in relation to refusing an appeal against admission to a heavily oversubscribed school.
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Education - London (Bar)

Band 3

Jack Anderson
Jack Anderson handles complex and high-value SEN appeals and educational judicial reviews for both claimants and defendants. He often represents the Department for Education, Ofsted and schools, and has extensive experience before the Administrative Court and Upper Tribunal. He also receives instruction regarding private law contractual claims against further education colleges and universities. Anderson's practice also includes advising local authorities on strategy relevant to the provision of education. 
Strengths: "Really committed to his clients, very easy to work with, very clever and great on his feet as well." "He's very helpful, responsive and really cares for his clients."
Recent work: Acted for the council in R (L and M) v Devon, a claim for judicial review by which the claimants challenged Devon's interpretation of the Children and Families Act 2014 and SEND Regulations in relation to the process and timescales for deciding on amendments to an EHCP.
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