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UK 2023
UK-wide Education: Individuals
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Band 2

3 Ranked Lawyers

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Education: Individuals - UK-wide
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Band 2
What the team is known for

Sinclairslaw is a prominent firm with longstanding expertise and a solid reputation in education. The firm represents parents and individuals in legal challenges against the decisions of schools, universities and local authorities. Its practitioners have strong experience in equality law, SEND Tribunal work and human rights-related claims. The team is well known for providing advice to parents of children with learning difficulties.

Notable Practitioners

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John Ford
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Senior Statespeople

John Ford utilises his vast experience in the education sector to advise students on disputes with schools and universities. He is particularly knowledgeable in relation to SEN provision cases.

"John has masses of experience in the space."

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Helen Gill
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Helen Gill specialises in acting for clients in cases brought against local authorities and government departments, with a focus on judicial review proceedings. Alongside her expertise in matters relating to Education, Health and Care plans, she assists with claims against higher education institutions.

"Helen is dedicated, experienced, intelligent and client-friendly."

"She has a good strategic mind for cases. She is forceful in strategy, strong on written submissions and persuasive."

"Helen provides an outstanding service."

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Chris Barnett
Associates to watch

Chris Barnett specialises in representing students and parents in SEND Tribunal proceedings, as well as judicial reviews. He has noteworthy ability in relation to cases concerning admissions, exclusions and education provision.

"Chris is very knowledgeable across a broad remit of education law issues."

Ranked Lawyers at
Sinclairslaw (incorporating John Ford Solicitors and Match Solicitors)

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John Ford
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Helen Gill
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Chris Barnett
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