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Adam Friel

Director , Sinclairs Law

Adam is the supervising solicitor of Sinclairs Law Education Law department, practicing from the London office. Adam has extensive experience in all areas of education law, with specific expertise in:

  • Appeals and claims to the Special Educational Needs and Disability Tribunal.
  • Disputes and claims with schools.
  • School exclusions reviews and admissions appeals.
  • All higher education disputes, including internal appeals and complaints and complaints to the Office of the Independent Adjudicator.

Adam’s interest in education law was sparked as a consequence of his own learning difficulties (dyslexia) and the difficulties he faced both at school and university. He is very passionate about education rights and has been involved in a number of pro bono projects, including charity monthly advice clinics. He has also been interviewed for BBC radio and television shows. Adam is regularly invited to be a speaker at events, talks, workshops and conferences to charities and schools regarding educational issues.