Sinclairs Solicitors was established in 1997. It started out as a general legal practice and was created by partners, Michael Charles and Gregory Evans. It soon developed into a leading law firm with its name changing to Sinclairslaw in December 2010. The practice is now regarded as one of the most successful practices in England and Wales. It has gained wide recognition for specialist family law services as well as its nationally regarded education law specialist solicitor team which includes the higher education department.
In 2015 Sinclairslaw ceased being a partnership and became a limited company.
We were delighted to open our flagship office and office headquarters at Charles House, Churchill Way, Cardiff in March 2017. We believe this offers the maximum in both facilities, comfort and discretion and is indeed the culmination of our dream to provide a paramount service to our loyal and valued clients.
We are running regular seminars in areas we are asked to provide training in by public demand, and would suggest you regularly check out our website for further details.
Education Law Solicitors and Specialists in special needs and higher education
The education law department is highly specialist and is headed by chief executive Michael Charles who has gained experience in dealing with many of the highest profile cases, many of which have entered the law reports as cases of high importance. He is well assisted by other leading solicitors in the world of education law.
Mr Adam Friel is nationally recognised and is the department supervisor. Chris McFarland is already gathering momentum as a leading higher education solicitor. Our Kevin McManamon and newly qualified solicitor Sarah Newport are frequently found burning the midnight oil, in our new prestigious office Headquarters in Churchill Way, Cardiff. Barristers and very experienced para legals also make up this team of nationally recognised experts in education law including the law relating to University and higher education.
The best support from Education Lawyers – how we work
When you instruct a specialist education lawyer we recognise that you want and need the very best. The firm offers a range of options from the most senior solicitor Michael Charles or more junior member of our specialist team. This allows for the firm to offer competitive quotes for your case starting from £125 per hour. Alternatively you might wish to have your case dealt with via an agreed fixed fee arrangement. Speak to one of our expert education solicitors today for more information.
Family Law Expert Accredited Specialists.
The Family law team based in our London, Penarth and of course, recently opened suite of offices in Churchill Way Cardiff, boasts three of the most experienced, long serving, Family Law Practitioners in the Country.
Both our Suzanne Thomas and Jane Williams are “accredited experts” on the prestigious Law Society Advanced Panel in respect of Divorce Finances and Child related legal issues such as defined contact and custody, now formally termed Child Arrangement Orders. Suzanne practises from our Penarth Office.
Jane Williams, based in our new, extremely well appointed, Cardiff Office, is also professionally accredited on the Law Society Family Panel and indeed a practising family law accredited mediator with Resolution.
Jane also undertakes Public Law work, or care proceedings as disputes between parents and the local authority can sometimes escalate into. Our Rob North, also based in Cardiff, also undertakes Public Law Work and indeed heads up our general litigation team. He is able to attend on clients in any of our three offices, although full video conference facilities are readily available from our offices.
Sue Keppe headed her own legal practice as senior partner for many years, although now concentrates on complex family assets in divorce and is based in our Twickenham offices. She has always ensured providing an exemplary family law service to her well established client following.
Specialist Solicitors Serving England and Wales
It does not matter where you live in England or Wales. It is not a problem. We can handle your case just as effectively. With well appointed, prestigious new offices in Cardiff, as well as established offices in Penarth, and Twickenham, we can handle your case.
Sinclairs solicitors (now Sinclairslaw) are delighted that it has been identified and acknowledged as a leading law firm in many independent directories. It has been acknowledged as a leading law firm in the Chambers Directory to the legal profession, a product of 6,000 in depth interviews. The Chambers guide is an independent body of researchers who work full-time researching the legal profession.
Specialist Property Law Department
Its property law department consists of some of the most experienced solicitors in the field with over 50 years experience.
We are formally accredited, once again, by the Law Society for conveyancing and believe our hugely experienced conveyancers are a delight to work with being instructed by satisfied clients, time and time again.
They are of course always happy to welcome new Buyers on the property ladder and help you with all appropriate understanding of your financial obligation under any mortgage.
Our Griff Morgan, now based in our new Churchill way office, must possibly hold the record for years of conveyancing experience as he has now been practising property law for over 50 years and indeed has only recently stepped down from being a duty solicitor.
He is ably assisted by our Lynne Guttridge who recently returned to our practice, by demand and continues to offer a large range of conveyancing services to all existing, as well as to new, clients.
Employment Law Department
If you have been unfairly dismissed, or believe you have been discriminated against or you are a company requiring advice in relation to drafting of contracts or defending an application that have been brought against you by one of your employees, come to us for expert, impartial advice. The Court fees for claimants have recently been removed so the process will now be more cost effective. Our Deian Benjamin will be happy to assist you in our Cardiff Offices.
Protecting the elderly and the Disabled
Are you a victim of Discrimination? Have you been deprived of your Fundamental Rights? We have a department to help – Human Rights Why suffer wrongs… When you have rights!
In relation to Probate and Trusts, the firm prides itself as being the appointed Solicitors to the largest association of funeral directors the Nation-wide Funeral Standards Council, the most powerful and representative trade association with it’s strive to ensure the highest of standards in the profession.
We have expert Probate solicitors in our London and Cardiff offices with the experience and empathy you require in ensuring your instructions are carried out to the highest possible specification.
SINCLAIRSLAW – A practice that will listen then provide the friendly and professional approach you require to get things moving with effectiveness for your peace of mind.