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Unprecedented Recognition for Match Solicitors in Prestigious Chambers UK Publication

Unprecedented Recognition for Match Solicitors in Prestigious Chambers UK Publication

It gives us great pleasure to announce that Match Solicitors have this week been awarded both Band 1 and Band 2 recognition within the 2018 edition of Chambers UK.

Chambers UK is the hugely prestigious annual publication by Chambers and Partners that since 1990 has ranked the world's finest law firms. Covering over 70 specialist areas of law and 185 jurisdictions, this esteemed publication is a leading guide to the best and most accomplished legal practices and practitioners all across the globe.

Chambers and Partners are highly respected throughout the industry for their comprehensive research and their in-depth objective analysis. With a team of more than 150 proficient researchers, they painstakingly identify, examine, research and rank law firms throughout the globe. To feature in their guide at all is an honour but to have three separate entries is a source of great pride for us.

This year we received the following three honours:

  • Band 1 recognition in the UK category of Education: Individuals for Match Solicitors.

According to Chambers UK, Match Solicitors is a "highly regarded boutique practice offering the full spectrum of education law advice". In routinely acting for both SEN pupils and teaching professionals, Match is particularly "renowned for its specialist representation of higher education students". It also notes that clients consider us "excellent, reliable, supportive and responsive" and the firm as a whole is "ahead of the game".

  • Band 2 recognition for notable practitioners, Anita Chopra and Salima Mawji.

Anita, the guide notes, is "a highly-regarded SEN specialist who acts for parents in claims against schools and local authorities. She represents teachers in matters before the NCTL." According to clients, Anita "is very approachable and [gives] excellent and concise advice. She is straight to the point but in a very productive and supportive manner."

Salima Mawji is described as "a specialist in further and higher education claims [with] particular expertise in fitness to practice cases". It notes that clients are impressed by "her depth of legal knowledge, her passion when discussing cases and her willingness to go the extra mile when required".

  • Recognition as a Star Associate for Chris Barnett.

Chris represents parents regularly in SEN Tribunal hearings before Admissions Appeals Panels and Independent Review Panels in both admissions and exclusions appeals. With regard to his SEN work, clients consider his expertise to be "really quite superb".

For further information, please visit our Chambers and Partners entry here:


All testimonials


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

Absolutely outstanding from all members of the team...so efficient, professional and absolute experts, such a pleasure to work with

Zaid Ali - East Sussex

The service was first class and I was encouraged by the Solicitors sound knowledge of education law. Having a child with special needs is a challenge to any parent and the whole process of going to an educational tribunal can be quite daunting. Match Solicitors was able to get the job done professionally and to the highest standard and yet still retaining a very caring and human side which was very reassuring.

Mrs O Akagbosu, London