Awards and Recommendations for Angela Sandhal
"A safe pair of hands" and "robust in her approach", Angela is recommended for her expertise in a vast array of Court of Protection and Civil Liberties matters, particularly those involving vulnerable clients.
Legal 500 2024 Edition.
Court of Protection; Civil Liberties and Human Rights / London
Angela Sandhal is a Recommended Lawyer in the 2023 edition of The Legal 500 for her Court of Protection expertise. She is described as "absolutely fantastic...empathetic, understanding and very efficient."
Legal 500 2023 Edition.
Court of Protection / London
I am a Director of Public Law and Litigation at Duncan Lewis Solicitors, specialising in judicial review, administrative law, education law, equality law, mental capacity and civil litigation. I am based in the firm's Leeds office and take cases from across the country, regularly meeting clients in the City of London and other offices.
I have extensive experience in conducting cases in the Administrative Court, Tribunals and County Court and have been involved in a number of high profile public interests cases for individuals, institutions and groups.
I largely represent claimants and interested parties in claims and appeals arising from public body decision making including: Ofsted inspection outcomes, appeals to the care standards tribunal, disclosure and barring appeals in the Upper Tribunal and claims that raise equality act issues.
My education law practice includes acting for schools, academy trusts and nurseries, specialising mainly in disputes with Ofsted, funding providers and disputes with other parties including students and parents. I have a particular interest in appeals to the Care Standards Tribunal and regularly act for schools, nurseries and registered care homes.
The other main part of my education practice involves acting for university students in complaints to the Office of the Independent Adjudicator and claims for breach of contract, negligence and discrimination arising from university education and services. I also act for students facing fitness to practice proceedings and termination of their studies.
I am a regular speaker at education law events and provide training to schools and other groups on education law.