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Douglas Silas Solicitors
GABLE HOUSE
239 REGENTS PARK ROAD, FINCHLEY
LONDON
N3 3LF
England

Work Department

Education.

Position

Director

Career

– Trainee Solicitor (Levenes) 1995 – 1997;
– Solicitor (Levenes) 1997 – 2001; 
— Associate Solciitor/Head of Education and Public Law Department (Alexander Harris) 2002 – (April) 2005;
– Principal Solicitor/Managing Director (Douglas Silas Solicitors) (May) 2005 – present

AWARDS:
I have now won about 60-70 professional/personal awards (I am so sorry, but I have actually lost count now!), so I only set out a selection here [all from 2013-2020 in the UK/England]:

* 5-star Lawyers
* SEN Law Firm of the Year
* Innovative Lawyers
* Niche Law Firm of the Year (Education)
* Education Lawyer of the Year
* Best Lawyers (Education)
* Education Law Firm of the Year 

These awards have been given by various organisations/panels, such as:

– Superior Lawyers
– Super Lawyers
– Best Lawyers
– ACQ Law Awards
– Lawyer Monthly
– Lawyers Worldwide Magazine/
– ACQ Global Awards
– International Expert Advisory Awards
– Global Law Experts
– Global 100 etc.

However the most notable achievements for me have been the following:

‘Solicitor of The Year (Private Practice)’ [shortlisted]
The Law Society Excellence Awards [2014]

‘Points of Light’ Award [In recognition of outstanding volunteering in the UK]
Prime Minister (David Cameron) [2014]

‘Outstanding Achievement’ [winner]
Modern Law Awards [2013]

‘Unsung Hero’ 
Jewish Care [2012]

‘Solicitor of The Year (Private Practice)’ [shortlisted]
The Law Society Excellence Awards [2011]

‘Lawyer Of The Week’
The Times [Nov 1999]

The Legal 500
– Leading Expert (Education – Individuals) [every year from 2001-2020] and 
– Leading Firm (Education) [every year from 2005-2020]

Chambers & Partners’ Guide To The Legal Profession
– Leading Expert (Education – Individuals) [every year from 2001-2020]
– Leading Firm (Education) [every year from 2005-2020]

Memberships

Education Law Association; Law Society Lawyers with Disabilities Division.

Education

John Lyon School, Harrow; South Bank University (LL.B (Hons), winner of Sweet & Maxwell Law Prize for graduating in first place); College of Law, London (Diploma in Legal Practice).