About Education Law Association

The Education Law Association, ELAS, is the premier association for educationalists, lawyers and advice workers concerned with the law of education.

Our website, mostly, contains details of the services we offer our members.

I f you are interested in joining the association either contact the office, details of our numbers and email address are given below, or go directly to the membership applications page.

ELAS is not able to give specific or individual advice on matters of Education Law to members of the public.

However, ELAS does offer a referral service which can help direct possible clients to a legal educational professional who may be able to help them.

Other sources of Education Advice

Schools and Children

Firms offering specialist education advice to individuals with or without legal aid:

Coram Children’s Legal Centre
Maxwell Gillott (Solicitors):
Note: In order to access Legal Advice and Assistance under the Legal Aid scheme, phone Civil Legal Advice on 0845 345 4345 or use the online inquiry form at https://claonlineadvice.justice.gov.uk.

Firms offering specialist education advice to individuals without legal aid:

Douglas Silas (Solicitors)
John Ford (Solicitors)


Langley Wellington LLP Solicitors


Nicholas Hancox (Solicitors)
Sinclairs Solicitors

Other Contacts

Additional information can be found at the following:

Law Society
Legal Aid Agency