Training & Events

Our Upcoming Training & Events

ELAS runs a regular programme of topical and reasonably priced training events for Members and others who have an interest in all aspects of Educational Law.

The ELAS Annual Conference and Seminars are open to all those with an interest in Education Law. The majority of these events are held in London with a tele conference link to other locations when possible. All discussion groups are free for members to attend.

All ELAS training events attract CPD hours. The association is an accredited CPD provider for the Law Society the Bar Council.  Members unable to attend a meeting, can be sent a copy of the PowerPoint presentations by email.


Leon Glenister, Landmark Chambers

Judicial reviews of education decisions during the pandemic

25 January 2021 at 5:15pm

Leon will discuss judicial reviews relating to education during the Coronavirus pandemic, looking at both potential areas of challenge and lessons learned from past judicial reviews. He will explore areas where judicial review challenges have been made including exams, universities and SEND.  And – if only because it is interesting – we intend to ask him about lock downs in university halls.

Leon is a barrister practising primarily in Public Law with a particular focus on Education. He has been instructed in numerous judicial reviews relating to education during the pandemic, including the challenge to the A-level exam results in August 2020 and an ongoing challenge relating to online teaching in universities. He is consistently ranked as a leading junior in Education Law in Chambers and Partners and the Legal 500. He is also a Governor of Dr Challoner’s Grammar School (SEND Governor and Chair of the Admissions Committee) and a tutor in Administrative Law at the University of Cambridge.  He will be well known to members as co-author (with David Wolfe QC) of the Noddy Guide to SEN.