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Alpha Academic Appeals combines a professional approach with a friendly service.  We understand the significance of the appeal to your future, and appreciate that appealing a decision can be daunting.  We are here to help you through the process.   Our goal is to provide the best possible chance of obtaining your desired result.  


We assist students with the following issues:

- academic appeals at university and school level

- student complaints

- appeals concerning professional exams (e.g., post-qualification medical exams)

- plagiarism

- academic misconduct

- disciplinary matters

- fitness to practice

- breach of contract

- negligence

- misrepresentation


The advisory team is led by Daniel Sokol, PhD, an academic and barrister with experience of supervising and examining undergraduate and postgraduate students and conducting academic appeals.  He is uniquely placed to understand the viewpoint of both students and staff.  He still lectures and appears regularly as an advocate in court.


For more on Daniel Sokol, please click here.


Aidan O'Brien is a barrister and Senior Adviser at Alpha Academic Appeals.  He acts as an advocate in court on a daily basis.  He regularly advises clients on complex legal issues, drafts supporting documents and pleadings.  He has a wealth of experience in academic appeals in both tertiary education and vocational training.


For more on Aidan O'Brien, please click here.


Chris has a First Class degree and Masters with Distinction from Ulster University.  He has been in practice as a barrister for 10 years, appearing in court regularly.  He has been called to the Bars of England & Wales, Nortern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.  He has previously been a University Lecturer and Director of an Institute for Professional Legal Education.


For more on Christopher Coyle, please click here.


Amy holds two First Class degrees and has been called to the Bar of England and Wales, and the Bar of Northern Ireland.  She has extensive experience of student appeals and appears in Court regularly.


For more on Amy Sloan-McCann, please click here.


Nancy is a Bar Professional Training Course graduate who has worked in solicitor firms and banks.  She is a Student Appeals Consultant with experience of lecturing and helping students with writing and research skills at York University, Canada.