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SalimaMawji Law is a highly experienced law firm with a specialisation in resolving issues and grievances in the education and employment sectors.

Who we are

SalimaMawji Law is a highly experienced law firm with a specialisation in resolving issues and grievances in the education and employment sectors.

With many years’ collective professional experience, our team are well-placed to provide advice and legal representation in dealing with disciplinary issues, accusations of plagiarism, escalating engagement to pursue and resolve unjust treatment, and much more.

We also provide aid to legal firms and solicitors that are looking to build education law departments, advising on best practices to deploy and what key pitfalls to avoid.

Meet our Team

Our team

Salima MawjiLegal Consultant

Salima Mawji

Salima is a highly experienced lawyer with extensive experience operating in the education sector. Starting her career at AP Law, Salima moved her way up from a training position to head of department. She then left to co-found Match Solicitors in 2005, a law company classed as a top tier-legal 500 & Chambers & Partners firm and ranked as number one in the country for Education Law.

Her time there involved overseeing cases that focused on academic and educational disputes. The period also saw her managing a full legal team and overseeing all key elements of the business. The success of the Match Solicitors brand resulted in it being sold to another legal firm in 2018 before Salima moved on to found SalimaMawji Law in 2019.

Throughout her legal career, Salima has spent significant time operating in the educational sector and cultivating a professional portfolio that involves operating in the fields of contract law, litigation, tort law, discrimination, and much more. This also includes pursuing cases in relation to fitness to practise and regulation, employment and public law, mediation, and quality assurance and compliance.

This comprehensive experience allows Salima to provide high-grade guidance and support in the field of academic law and pursue her personal passion of ensuring clients are represented fairly, accurately, and supported throughout the legal process.

Farah MawjiPersonal Assistant

Farah Mawji

Farah is an experienced professional assistant with over a decade of industry experience outside the legal sector. Recently graduating with a degree in Psychology from Brunel University, Farah has honed her skills across a number of sectors, covering recruitment, logistics, and more. This allows her to contribute to internal business development and ensure the highest standards of care when it comes to client retention and care.

Her role takes the form of facilitating workshops to ensure best practice and taking part in active problem-solving - ensuring clear lines of communication when it matters most. This also includes a commitment to continuous learning and self-development.

With a strong understanding of branding, social media marketing and business development, Farah brings an entrepreneurial spirit to her role as PA.

Our Services

As a law firm, our team engages with representatives from the educational sector, firms that are adjacent to the industry as well as students and individuals seeking guidance. We understand the wide range of issues that can arise from pursuing grievances with academic institutions and how to best prepare our clients to face them.

We pride ourselves on our track record of professional representation for students and individuals to ensure they are given a fair and just hearing. And, if required, to have an avenue that allows them to voice their grievances and secure the best possible chance of succeeding in their appearances at disciplinary hearings. This can include accusations of plagiarism or academic misconduct, or extend to comprehensive criminal offences.

No matter your position or background, our team at SalimaMawji Law work with you and provide the bespoke help needed to resolve your issues and secure the best possible outcome for your case.

Why choose us

Our team will work tirelessly with you through every step of the process and help you secure the best possible outcome for your situation. We provide expert guidance for the range of options available to you, whether you are pursuing a complaint, defending your conduct, or collating evidence to consolidate your argument. We understand that challenging educational institutions can be difficult. That’s why you need an experienced team that is well-versed in dealing with the complexities that can arise. And – if required – we are also able to help in escalating your grievance to the Office of the Independent Adjudicator for Higher Education.

We also understand that resolving sensitive issues while practising in the academic sector can be extremely difficult. Our team works with you to provide the highest possible standards of support and care – allowing you to know that you are professionally and accurately being represented to the highest possible standard.

For firms, we are able to help provide a wealth of expert guidance and assistance to put in place the best protocols and steps possible. This includes high level and specific consultation work and undertaking any bespoke, mission-critical assistance required for your business case. This includes the creation of business and marketing plans, the construction of fixed-term growth plans, and much more. Our team can also help build your client base and secure cross-referral clients as required.

Our fees

Legal advice with no hidden costs

We work on an Agreed Fee basis. This means that you will have a brief call with a Solicitor free of charge. The Solicitor will then ask you to send your documents to us via email. We will then assess whether we can take on your matter. If we can, we will provide you with an Agreed Fee. Once you have accepted the Agreed Fee, we will invoice you and you will need to place the Agreed Fee in the Firm’s Office Account before any work is undertaken. An Agreed Fee means that is the only fee you will pay for the piece of work that we agree with you in writing. We cannot increase the fee for that piece of work and the Agreed Fee is payable whether or not the agreed work is completed.

Our fees are fair and competitive.

Salima’s work is truly outstanding, she has incredible attention to detail and her judgement is rock solid. I know dozens of lawyers and there is no other lawyer I would trust more. Tom
SM Ltd were very professional, prompt and efficient. The quality of work was perfect. Great level of service, always at the other end of the phone/email. Explained everything very thoroughly. Always recommend SM Ltd, Excellent service and delivery. Very professional and would highly recommend them. Farhana Rastogi
Salima was very polite and helpful. She has a very professional approach. I can recommend her to anyone else. Ikram
Very helpful and friendly Kamran Ali
I was extremely impressed with the help and expert advice I received. Extremely helpful and will definitely use again should I need to. Anonymous
Thank you for your advice & support. Anonymous
I would like to express my heartfelt gratitude to you for all the care and concern you have shown me. I cannot thank you enough for your assistance. If it weren’t for your expertise and professionalism, the matter wouldn’t have been settled by now. Thanks once again for your legal advice, time, and efforts. I wish you continued success in your practice. I would not hesitate to recommend you to any friends or family members looking for an experienced educational solicitor. Stella M., Student
Salima showed care not only for the case but also for me as a person. She was on the other end of the phone even on the days she wasn't in her office. Salima would find time to discuss the case or any questions I had. Even when she was busy the wait time for an appointment was very reasonable. There was no delay at all. Almost all of my calls or emails were replied at the same day. Stella M., Student
The reviews provide a good picture of the service that is provided. I would not hesitate to recommend Salima to a friend or colleague. Stella M., Student

Get in touch

We know from experience that the further and higher education sector can be difficult to negotiate when our clients encounter issues. There are few qualified sectoral practitioners in the market and even fewer that have experience of the nuance involved when defending an individual in the face of the united front that many academic institutions represent.

If you require legal assistance in the academic sector, you can get in touch with us directly for a free, no commitment brief consultation. We will work with you to help address your personal or professional needs – whatever your case – and that you get the best advice and support possible.

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