CCLC’s Qaisar Sheikh wins Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year Award

Qaisar Sheikh, head of Education Law at CCLC, has been named Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year in the category of public law at the Legal Aid Practitioner Group’s 20th Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year awards which took place on the 12th of July. Qaisar received the award from Baroness Helena Kennedy and said:…



CCLC’s response to the SEND Review

Qaisar Sheikh, head of education law and senior solicitor at Coram Children’s Legal Centre, outlines the key proposals and flaws in the government’s intended reforms to the special educational needs system in an article published in Children & Young People Now. For further media information please contact Dominique Fourniol: Dominique.fourniol@coram.org.uk Telephone: 07999 877 413 Find…


Coram Children’s Legal Centre successfully challenges policy slashing speech and language therapy provision for children

Coram Children’s Legal Centre (CCLC) is today publishing details of its successful legal challenge to Norfolk County Council’s unlawful policy to slash speech and language therapy provision for children with Education, Health and Care Plans (EHCPs) by 50%. The new policy, which Norfolk introduced to its Speech and Language Therapy (SLT) provision for children with…


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…


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…


CCLC’S Qaisar Sheikh ranked in Chambers & Partners 2021

CCLC’s Head of Education Law, Qaisar Sheikh, has been ranked amongst leading solicitors for the second year in Chambers and Partners, in the category of Education Law. Qaisar leads our Education Law Team having worked in this field for the best part of a decade. He is highly experienced in education law, particularly special educational…




Coronavirus impact on EHC plans and children with special educational needs

CCLC examines the impact of coronavirus on schools, the Special Educational Needs (SEN) Tribunal and children on EHC plans or who have special educational needs Coram Children’s Legal Centre (CCLC) supports hundreds of families each year in appeals related to special educational needs. In addition our work helps ensure specialist provisions set out in Education…


CCLC’s Qaisar Sheikh ranked in Chambers and Partners 2020

We are pleased to announce that CCLC’s Qaisar Sheikh has been ranked in leading legal directory Chambers and Partners 2020 in the category of Education Law, alongside other leading solicitors in this area. Chambers and Partners comments: Qaisar Sheikh is well known in the market for his work in various types of cases, particularly EHC…