Chris Barnett#266

Chris Barnett

Chris was called to the Bar in 2004 and cross-qualified as a solicitor in 2008. From 2008-2015 he was Head of the specialist Education, Disability & Public Law Department at Levenes Solicitors, and joined Match Solicitors as an Associate Solicitor in May 2015. Chris has acted in a number of significant reported cases, including appeals to the Upper Tribunal as well as Judicial Review claims and appeals to the Court of Appeal. He has written and co-written articles published in the Education Law Review, Education Law Association journal Education, Public Law and the Individual, as well as the Education Law Update. Chris has spoken at national conferences and provided training to local authorities and schools on special educational needs and disability discrimination law. Chris is also an Honorary Legal Adviser to national Special Educational Needs advice charity, IPSEA (Independent Parental Special Education Advice).
Contributed to


Pupil premium
Pupil premium
Practice notes

This Practice Note provides the context and legislative background for the Pupil Premium regime. It sets out the standard regime for disadvantaged children, eligibility for funding, how funds can be expended, monitoring by local authorities and Ofsted, accountability for impact including requirements to publish outcomes achieved. It also covers the differences in provision for looked after children.

Practice Area


  • Contributing Author

Qualified Year

  • 2008


  • LLB Law with French Law (First Class), University College London

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