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Dr Daniel Sokol

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, parents, and academics with the following issues:

- academic appeals at university and school level

- student complaints

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

- independent school exclusions and other disciplinary matters

- school and university admission appeals

- plagiarism

- academic and non-academic misconduct

- criminal offences (we have several former Crown prosecutors on the team)

- general disciplinary matters

- fitness to practise

- fitness to study

- scholarly misconduct (inc. research misconduct, fraud, dishonesty)

- breach of contract

- negligence

- misrepresentation

- immigration

- judicial review

The advisory team is led by Daniel Sokol, PhD, a former academic and practising barrister with experience of supervising and examining undergraduate and postgraduate students and conducting appeals and complaints. He is ranked in the Legal 500 (2024) which describes him as "extraordinarily bright and a highly effective litigator. He has sound judgement and good commercial awareness. He is a singularly impressive lawyer who punches well above his level of call." He has sat as a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics, as well as on committees for the Ministry of Justice and the Ministry of Defence. He is currently Chair of the Metropolitan Police Research Ethics Committee and President of the Osler Club of London. He is uniquely placed to understand the viewpoint of both students and staff.  He still lectures, appears regularly as an advocate in court, and is also an accredited mediator.


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  • Trusted by student unions, embassies, lawyers, and academics. As of April 2024, we have 66 independent Google Reviews, each with a perfect 5* score
  • We are super-specialist and deal exclusively with university and school matters
  • Benefit from the advice of our large team of 14 barristers. All our advisers have trained as barristers
  • Same day appointments 7 days a week, subject to availability
  • Reduce stress by allowing our team of experts to do all the hard work
  • Clear, honest and confidential advice on improving your chances of a successful outcome
  • Obtain a sample written statement that you can use as a template
  • Obtain a quicker resolution to your problem
  • Gain insights from our collective experience of thousands of university appeals and complaints (see Reviews)
  • Our offices are open every day, with extended hours

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