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Tracey Eldridge-Hinmers

Legal Director, London


Tracey Eldridge-Hinmers

Legal Director, London


About Tracey

Tracey has been admitted as a Solicitor for 30 years and have over 29 years experience specialising in all areas of education law; advising education institutions, local authorities, parents and young people on admissions, exclusions, special educational needs and disability, parental complaints, public law and child protection and safeguarding.

Recent Experience:

  • Advising a school on a disability discrimination claim brought by parents of a disabled child
  • Advising on admission arrangements and submission to the School Adjudicator
  • Acting for the Proprietor of a special needs school on a Judicial review of an Oftsed inspection report and outcome
  • Acting for the Proprietor of a special needs school on an appeal to the Care Standards Tribunal against de-registration
  • Delivering Equality Act and exclusions training to the SLT and governors for a group of schools

Professional Memberships

  • Director, Trustee and Executive Committee member of the Education Law Association (ELAS)
  • Member of the Law Society

Career Experience

July 2021 to present: Legal Director, Winckworth Sherwood

May 2020 to date: Senior Associate, Winckworth Sherwood

November 2018 to April 2020: Senior Associate, Sinclairslaw

March 2010 to September 2018: Senior Associate, Veale Wasbrough Vizards

July 2003 to February 2010: Solicitor and Head of Education Department, Ormerods Solicitors

January 2003 to July 2003: Solicitor Conningsbys (Conningsbys merged with Ormerods)

January 2002 to December 2002: Litigation Solicitor, Coxon