Sinclairslaw to announce new home

Sinclairslaw are delighted to announce the purchase of a new headquarters building in central Cardiff which is the first stage of its 2016 expansion plans. The firm has already recruited 11 new members of staff to its team and others are following. Firm CEO Mr Michael Charles said “These are very exciting times for the firm and a wonderful reflection of the hard work of our current staff members. Our new headquarters will be in

Additional Learning Needs – Presentation

Sinclairslaw are staging a national debate on the new Additional Learning Needs Bill. Michael Charles, this firm’s CEO who has specialised in Education law for over 20 years shall explain the ramifications to schools and to parents as well as charities at: There is no charge for this event and all schools are welcome to attend along with parents and charity represenatives. Book a place online now. Alternatively email us at or call us

Congratulations to Suzanne Thomas & Jane Williams

We would like to offer congratulations to our Ms Suzanne Thomas, head of the Family Law solicitors Department based in our Penarth office for her successful re-accreditation to the Law Society Advanced Family Law Panel. Congratulations also to our Ms Jane Williams who has also recently become an accredited member of the Advanced Family Law Panel at the firm’s Cardiff office.

The new world of SEN Mediation

The Children and Families Act 2014 and SEN Regulations 2014 came into force on 1st September 2014, bringing about a number of changes to the law of special educational needs (SEN). One of the most controversial instruments introduced by the new legislation is mediation. This article explains what mediation is and outlines how, in the context of appeals to the SEND Tribunal, the new system will work, and discusses any areas of concern. Background When

Mike Charles call for OIA Reform

Our CEO and head of the education department will be speaking live to the BBC ‘You and Yours’ programme on Radio 4; within which he will call for the government to reform the OIA (the university students complaints body). He will argue that it is in urgent need of reform and that the SEN tribunal jurisdiction should extend to resolving disabled student complaints. You can listen to what Mike Charles had to say below Your

Seminar – Lifetime Provision for Special Needs Clients

Sinclairslaw is proud to announce a seminar covering the law in relation to education, social care and estate planning. Time and Place: 6.30pm, Wednesday 27th May 2015, Cardiff City Stadium. Further information can be found HERE

Care Act 2014

The Care Act 2014 (the ‘Act’) comes into effect in April 2015 and marks a significant development in the sphere of community care law. It is a welcome overhaul of a confusing and complex field of law which has developed through various pieces of law over the last 60 years. The Act aims to create a single and focused piece of legislation setting out the rights of individuals and carers to social care support. It

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