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Barrister - Varsha Jagadesham

Year of Call:  2014

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Senior Practice Manager
Abdul Hafeez

Practice Group Clerks
Craig Wain
Gavin John
Lucas Bennett
Chris Graham

Chief Executive & Director of Clerking
Tony McDaid
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Varsha Jagadesham - Education

Varsha is interested in developing a broad education practice. She accepts instructions from parents, charities, schools, colleges, universities, Local Education Authorities and school governing bodies, both from the maintained and the independent sectors.

She accepts instructions in the following types of case:

  • School admission and exclusion appeals.
  • Clerking school exclusion appeals.
  • Special educational needs including appeals to the First-Tier Tribunal and appeals from the FTT to the Upper Tribunal and above.
  • Education, Health and Care Plans (EHCPs) including appeals to the First-Tier Tribunal.


Varsha is particularly interested in matters concerning special educational needs.


Before coming to the Bar, Varsha worked as a researcher in bioethics for several years at a leading NGO in London.

She graduated from Cambridge University with a BA/ MSci in Biochemistry and an MPhil in Molecular Biology. Varsha subsequently worked in bioethics research, researching and preparing major policy reports on the ethical issues concerning: dementia; neurotechnologies for the treatment of brain disorders; and biofuels. She also researched the ethics of paediatric clinical trials and global health issues.



  • BPTC, City Law School: Very Competent
  • GDL, City Law School: Commendation
  • Law and Medical Ethics CPD course, Edinburgh University
  • MPhil Molecular Biology, Cambridge University
  • BA/MSci (Hons) Biochemistry, Cambridge University: Upper Second Class


  • BPTC Major Scholarship, Inner Temple
  • GDL Exhibition, Inner Temple
  • Duke of Edinburgh Award, Inner Temple
  • BBSRC MPhil Research Studentship
  • Award by Harvard Kennedy School of Government, European Molecular Biology Laboratory and European School of Molecular Medicine to attend E4S


  • Pro Bono Unit
  • ALBA
  • CoPPA