CCLC’S Head of Education law ranked in Chambers and Partners 2022

Qaisar Sheikh, Head of Education Law, has been ranked in Band 1 of Chambers and Partners in the category of Education Law. He is joined by only two other solicitors in this prestigious band. Chambers and Partners comments: Qaisar Sheikh is very highly regarded in the field for his broad practice representing parents, children and young…


Coram Children’s Legal Centre shortlisted for prestigious legal award

Coram Children’s Legal Centre (CCLC) has been shortlisted for a prestigious Law Society Award, the highest accolade for law firms and organisations in England and Wales. CCLC has been shortlisted in the Excellence in Access to Justice category, recognising legal teams that go above and beyond to provide fair and equal access to those most…


The rights of unaccompanied children arriving in Kent

The Refugee and Migrant Children’s Consortium is a coalition of organisations working to promote the rights of children. We are deeply concerned about recent reports of what is happening to unaccompanied children who are arriving in Kent. 26 July 2021 We know from news, reports and our members’ work that too many children are being held…


Shortfall in children securing status through the EU settlement scheme

With less than a week to go before the deadline for applications to the EU settlement scheme, Coram Children’s Legal Centre is concerned that not all eligible children have applied. Applications from children have not yet met the numbers estimated to be needed in 2018, even though the number of applications overall has significantly outstripped…



Success for a child with special educational needs not accessing education

CCLC has successfully challenged a local authority which left a child with special educational needs out of education for years. CCLC’s Head of Education Law, Qaisar Sheikh, acted for the child in H v London Borough of Hillingdon, instructing Counsel Jake Rylatt of No5 Chambers. Multiple failures to provide education H has complex special educational…