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Alexander Line is a civil practitioner, whose practice is focused particularly on the areas of education, social welfare, court of protection, public law, employment and discrimination.
He regularly appears in employment tribunals, county courts and different chambers of the First-Tier Tribunal. He also has High Court, Employment Appeal Tribunal and Upper Tribunal experience.
Commercial & Chancery
Alex has particular experience of contractual claims in the education sector, applying law that is common to many commercial relationships. He has advised and represented parties in many cases in the education sector including:
Claims for misrepresentation arising from information about further and higher education courses published in online course materials; and over breaches of express terms of contract arising from representations made in course materials provided to students at the time of registration and enrolment.Claims against independent schools and universities in relation to the quality of educational and pastoral services provided to students and breaches of the implied term of care and skill.
Breach of contract claims arising from permanent exclusion of pupils from independent schools and failures of schools to follow contractual disciplinary procedures.
Claims for breach of contract and non-payment of tuition fees between parents and independent schools; and between schools and suppliers of services to schools (for example, non-payment of fees by a school to an independent dance tutor providing extra-curricular classes to pupils at the school).Claim for specific performance by a doctor against a professional body that refused to provide professional accreditation to him despite him claiming to have satisfied the marking criteria in examinations leading to accreditation.
Appointments & Memberships
- Education Lawyers Association
- Employment Lawyers Association
- Court of Protection Practitioners Association
- Bedingfield Scholarship, Gray’s Inn
- Reid Scholarship, Gray’s Inn
Areas of Law
- Commercial & Chancery
- Court of Protection
- Disciplinary & Regulatory
- Employment & Discrimination
- Public Law
“Alex always provides detailed and thoroughly thought-through advice. He is able to handle difficult clients in all situations and is very good value considering the high level of expertise and the quality of work he brings to his cases.” Education, Chambers and Partners 2018