Events & Seminars

National Court of Protection Professional Training Update Seminar

Kevin McManamon and Sarah Newport from our leading Court of Protection Department are presenting seminars in Cardiff, Bristol and London to provide an update for RPRs, IMCAs and Litigation Friends.

Whilst the seminars are free, spaces for the seminars will be limited so booking is essential. If you wish to attend, please RSVP to to confirm your place at any of our seminars.

  • Cardiff – 22 March 2019 (1:30pm to 4:30pm)
  • Bristol – 28 March 2019 (2:00pm to 5:00pm)
  • London – 4 April 2019 (2:00pm to 5:00pm)

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Seminar on School Bullying

School Bullying – what schools and parents need to know

A rare opportunity to attend a presentation on school bullying delivered by some of the UK’s leading professionals in educational psychology, and psychiatry and law.
Schools will be taught the latest strategies to effectively combat bullying as well as detecting the signs to look out for. Parents will also be able to hear about what they can do.

It is common for victims not to complain. The Key is to learn how to detect the signs.

18th May 2017 – Anti Bullying Seminar. 4.30pm Sinclairslaw Headquarters. Churchill Way Central Cardiff.

Hear from a panel of expert Psychiatrists, Educational Psychologists, and specialists in learning disabilities. Learn how to detect classic signs that a child is being bullied or bullying others. Learn about the long term mental health consequences into adulthood. Learn the effective methods introduced in some schools. Learn about the importance of talking to our children and the massively important role a parent has. Learn how parental prejudices however harboured can rub off on our children so easily. Why a parent has an important role to play.
Learn what a school can do to help. What methods are working. How buddy systems operate.
Then learn of the legal consequences.
Speaking up should never be absorbed by silence.
Please share.
Reserve your place now by e mailing

The Agenda


“4:30-5:00: Reception

5:00-5:10: Introduction

5:10-5:20: Challenging all types of bullying – Claude Knights, Anti-bullying advocate

5:20-5:30: My daughter’s story – Nicola Harteveld, parent and Anti-bullying campaigner

5:30-5:40: How the law can help – Michael Charles, Senior Lawyer and CEO, Sinclairslaw

5:40-5:50: Managing bullying in the SEN environment – Juanita Hurley, Independent speech and language therapist and Vivienne Clifford, independent educational psychologist

6:00-6:10: The consequences of bullying in adulthood: Dr. Nahla Jamil, Consultant Psychiatrist

6:10-7:00: Panel Q & A


1. Keith Doyle; Host, journalist and TV news reporter

2. Michael Charles – Speaker, Senior Lawyer and CEO, Sinclairslaw

3. Claude Knights, Speaker Anti-bullying advocate

4. Juanita Hurley, Speaker, Independent speech and language therapist

5. A personal account by a mother.

This seminar will also be broadcast on Facebook Live: Facebook Live
Historical events:

Presentation /discussion on the Additional Learning needs Bill at 6pm 25th November 2015 at Cardiff City Stadium by Michael Charles CEO Sinclairslaw

The Welsh Assembly Government have now published the Additional Learning Needs Bill which will substantially change the law relating to meeting the needs of those with learning difficulties in Wales.

The consultation will end on 18th December 2015.

The law will fundamentally change the way schools and colleges will operate insofar as meeting the needs of those under a disability.

Key changes include:

  • The duty to undertake statutory assessments will be abolished.
  • Statements of SenEN will be scrapped and replaced with Individual Development plans which will extend to the age of 25.
  • Further education colleges and schools will be obliged to meet the needs of those under a disability and shall have to prepare and maintain plans.

The presentation

Sinclairslaw is headed by Michael Charles, a specialist Solicitor who has specialised in eEducation lLaw for over 20 years. He has been involved in many of the leading cases in education, some of which have led to the changes in the law in England, which led to resulting in the introduction of the Children and Families Act 2014.

On 25th November 2015, Mr Charles and his specialist department will be hosting a discussion over in relation to the changes in store for schools, colleges and individuals in Wales. The discussion will allow attendees an insight into the full ramifications of the Bill and will provide invaluable assistance to enable consultees preparing a response to the Bill by the deadline which is set for 18th December 2015.

The presentation should not be missed and all those involved in special education provision should attend. Book now by calling our Cardiff office on (029) 2070 6444 or by confirming online at

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