Adele Eastman

Senior Associate

Adele Eastman

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Career

Trained at Farrer & Co; qualified in 2003 and specialised in employment and education law until 2010; Senior Policy Specialist at The Centre for Social Justice - 2010 to 2014, and a two year secondment to the charity Kids Company - 2012 to 2014; re-joined Farrer & Co in 2015.

Education

University College London (BA, Italian); The College of Law (CPE and LPC).

Adele originally qualified at Farrer & Co, specialising in employment and education law. She was Secretary of the Schools Group and a regular speaker on school (independent sector) issues.

Adele then spent four years at the Centre for Social Justice (CSJ) as a Senior Policy Specialist. During this time, she gained extensive experience in the education (state - primary and secondary), child protection and mental health sectors. Adele researched and authored two CSJ policy reports: No Excuses: A Review of Educational Exclusion (published in 2011), and Enough is Enough: A report on child protection and mental health services for children and young people (published in 2014). She was a member of the Independent Review Panel appointed to advise the Department for Education on the allocation of £59M funding for families, children and young people. Following No Excuses, Adele was invited to be a member of the Office of the Children's Commissioner of England's School Exclusions Enquiry Year 2 steering group looking at illegal exclusions. During her research for Enough is Enough, she spent two years on secondment at the charity Kids Company.

Having re-joined Farrer & Co, Adele specialises in child protection. She brings wider experience into the team having developed a detailed and robust understanding of education, child protection and mental health issues in the state and voluntary sector, and builds on her prior experience in the independent sector. Adele also offers a broad knowledge and understanding of the relevant legislation and frameworks.

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Adele specialises in child protection, pupil policies/procedures, pupil and staff disciplinary matters, and parental complaints.

Adele then spent four years at the Centre for Social Justice (CSJ) as a Senior Policy Specialist. During this time, she gained extensive experience in the education (state - primary and secondary), child protection and mental health sectors. She researched and authored two CSJ policy reports: No Excuses: A Review of Educational Exclusion (published in 2011), and Enough is Enough: A report on child protection and mental health services for children and young people (published in 2014). She was a member of the Independent Review Panel appointed to advise the Department for Education on the allocation of £59M funding for families, children and young people. Following No Excuses, Adele was invited to be a member of the Office of the Children's Commissioner of England's School Exclusions Enquiry Year 2 steering group looking at illegal exclusions. During her research for Enough is Enough, she spent two years on secondment at the charity Kids Company.

 

Having re-joined Farrer & Co, Adele specialises in child protection and education law. She brings wider experience into the team having developed a detailed and robust understanding of education, child protection and mental health issues in the state and voluntary sector, and builds on her prior experience in the independent sector. Adele also offers a broad knowledge and understanding of the relevant legislation and frameworks.

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