Martin Mensah

I am a former clerk to the school appeals panel

I provide advice and represents local authorities in the First Tier Tribunal (Special Educational Needs and Disability) on disability discrimination claims and all other aspects of Education law.

I defend schools against claims of discrimination and appeals against decisions of the First Tier Tribunal

I also welcome instructions from parents in relation to school appeals relating to admissions and disability discrimination claims.

I act for Appellants and Respondents at the First Tier Tribunal and Upper Tribunal in Special Educational Needs and Disability matters, dealing with contentious tribunal hearings and also providing advice and assistance on the formulation of EHC plans.

My approach

I can provide a speedy advice at the initial stage outlining your prospects of successfully claiming/defending.

I can represent your interests from the outset of your claim right to the final tribunal hearing, ensuring consistency of approach and a direct point of contact at a competitive rate.

I am an expert in Employment law and regularly advise in conference, in writing and appear in the Employment tribunal. I have also taken cases to the Employment Appeal Tribunal.

I am happy to agree a fixed fee or flexible funding arrangement in advance and may be able to resolve your claim without proceeding to the tribunal, I am able to attend appointments and conferences both in Chambers and at your location.

My work

I represented the local authorities in the Upper Tribunal in the reported cases of 
MW v Halton Borough Council [2010] UKUT 34 (AAC) and 
St Helens BC v TE and another [2018] UKUT 278 (AAC)

What my clients say

"I was looking for legal advice on my rights following unlawful deduction of wages by my former employer. Mr Mensah was able to respond promptly to my enquiry. His advice was thorough and detailed, and he was happy to answer follow up questions that I had without further charge. Mr Mensah's expertise and professionalism was evident in all my dealings with him and I would not hesitate to recommend him." Mr Lim, London, July 2013

"As reported back to me by my own client - Martin is incisive, thorough, professional and very impressive as an advocate." Veronica Howley Principal, Business Law at Lees Solicitors LLP

Professional & academic

LLB Law, University of Liverpool. Bar Vocational Course, Nottingham Law School