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Founders of Match Solicitors

Match Directors - Salima Mawji and Anita Chopra

Anita Chopra and Salima Mawji set up Match Solicitors in 2005 and through their hard work, passion and ethical approach built the firm to be one of the recognised leaders in education law.

Widely respected in the industry, Anita and Salima have both been ranked annually in Chambers & Partners and Legal 500 due to their in depth knowledge of education law and high success rates they had for their clients. Under their leadership, the firm also achieved a Tier 1 ranking in both Chambers & Partners and Legal 500.

Anita and Salima were often approached by the UK media for their opinion on education law, and have appeared on BBC Breakfast; ITV News; Sky News; BBC Radio 4 and have been quoted in a number of national and local press such as The Daily Mail, The Times, Birmingham Mail, The Telegraph and The Huffington Post.

In June 2018 after 13 highly successful years, Anita and Salima sold the Match Solicitors brand to another leading educational law firm Sinclairslaw, which now makes Sinclairslaw the leading Education Law practice in England and Wales.

Upon exiting Match Solicitors, the Partners said “We could not have thought of a better home for the Match Solicitors brand. This union between the two brands now creates an education law firm that is a force to be reckoned with.  As we take our career breaks we look forward to the growth of the brand under the umbrella of Sinclairslaw but will continue to remain close friends with the team at Sinclairslaw.”

All testimonials


I wouldn’t hesitate to use your firm again in the future, and will also happily recommend you to others requiring help.

Mrs Shaistah Siddiq-Zeidan, Exeter

Match Solicitors were highly recommended to us not only for their undisputed comprehensive knowledge of the SEN legal minefield, but for their understanding of autism and other disorders and consequent compassionate work ethic. Their diligence and consummate professionalism ensured that the Local Authority were forced to take our son’s case seriously. It is almost impossible to articulate how grateful we are to Rishi and Anita for their hard work and dedication.

Mr & Mrs Williams, Hertfordshire

I felt listened to and at my initial consultation I was given an honest objective opinion. Would be happy to recommend to others who find themselves at odds with their University.

Mr K Parmar, Middlesex