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Sinclairslaw (incorporating John Ford Solicitors and Match Solicitors)

Education: Individuals

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What the team is known for

Prominent firm with longstanding expertise and a solid reputation in education. Represents parents and individuals in legal challenges against the decisions of schools, universities and local authorities. Practitioners have strong experience in equality law, SEND Tribunal work and human rights-related claims. Well known for providing advice to parents of children with learning difficulties.

Work highlights

Acted for an individual in securing a three-year out-of-borough residential placement regarding the individual's learning and care needs.

Notable practitioners

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.
“He is very knowledgeable on SEN issues.”

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.
“She is very clever at strategy and has such good experience in education and public law.” “She is very client-focused and delivers excellent results.” "She goes above and beyond, and makes the client feel that they are at the centre of the matter. She is highly responsive, efficient, and manages to simplify the most complex of issues into lay speak."

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.
"He has great gravitas and is very astute."

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Education: Individuals

Sinclairslaw (incorporating John Ford Solicitors and Match Solicitors)

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Location

3A Blackstock Road

London

Greater London

UK

N4 2JF

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Education: Individuals


Chris Barnett
Associates to watch
Helen Gill
Band 2
John Ford
Senior Statespeople