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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).

Lawyer Rankings

London > Public sector > Education: individuals

(Hall of Fame)

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Douglas Silas Solicitors has a ‘fantastic‘ education practice and is the market- leader in special education needs (SEN) and disability work. Led by founding partner Douglas Silas, who has over two decades of experience in this sector, the team advises parents and carers of children and young people with SEN on all matters relating to education provisions and school placements. On the contentious side, the firm has a strong track record in appeals to/from the Special Educational Needs & Disability Tribunal. The London-based team has a first-rate reputation nationally.

London > Public sector > Education: schools

(Hall of Fame)

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