About Us

Our Advisory Group

Sean Kennedy

Sean Kennedy

Advisor

Sean, a barrister since 2013, possesses diverse expertise across multiple legal areas, with a primary focus on SEN, disability, and employment law at Talem Law. His colleague, Mandy Aulak, Solicitor, shares the same practice areas.

Sean’s commitment to SEN stems from firsthand experiences supporting his disabled children. Frustrated by inadequate provisions, he co-founded a successful ASD-specific school, providing essential education for children facing similar challenges.

Beyond his legal practice, Sean collaborates with various charities, having assisted over 1000 children and young people with SEND. His dedication extends to advocating for inclusion in both child and adult contexts.

In employment law, Sean has been involved in many tribunal cases, including disability discrimination claims. His versatility extends to representing detained patients in the Mental Health Tribunal and professionals in regulatory proceedings.

Before entering law, Sean pursued system engineering, accumulating professional qualifications.

Education-wise, Sean holds a BSc (Hons) in Economics, an MSc in Computer Science, a PGDip in Law, an LLM, and a Graduate Certificate in Mental Health.

Outside his legal pursuits, Sean passionately supports Fulham football club and unwinds with his enduring interests in computing and data science and also attending Church.

Adekunbi Champion

Adekunbi Champion

Advisor

 

She’s a passionate and empathetic special needs teacher, with extensive experience spanning over 15 years working with children from nursery to secondary school. Her personal journey, being an older sibling to my late brother with special needs for over 39 years, adds profound insight and empathy to her approach. She firmly believe in the power of establishing meaningful connections with significant adults in the right environment, coupled with tailored interventions, to ensure progress is not just possible, but inevitable. “Making a difference” isn’t just a phrase for her; it’s what guides principle and the essence of her work. Adekunbi develops communication strategies and tools to support family.

Zainab Hassan

Zainab Hassan

Advisor

 

She’s a mother to three beautiful children. One of them has been diagnosed with ASD. She work for the council in social services as a Personal Advisor for young people. Her experienced spans various departments, including Housing, Welfare Reform, Enforcement, and Benefits, which has been very rewarding and has allowed her to acquire extensive skills to support other mothers

As a practicing Muslim, she serve as a youth leader at her mosque, which is beneficial and rewarding. It gives her the opportunity to advocate for young people and support them in their transition into adulthood. She’s been part of the support group and provides invaluable support and signposting to parents.

Margaret Ade-Onojobi

Margaret Ade-Onojobi

Advisor

 

Margaret is a qualified social worker, trained psychodynamic therapist with background in psychology.

She specialises in learning disability, mental health, autism, personality disorder, eating disorder, HIV & AIDS.

Margaret has experience of volunteering in community services since 1994.

She is the CEO and founder of a non profit making organisation, Barnabas Global Ministries, SEND School Governor, Director at Mencap Trust Company, Group leader in the Prison Fellowship, England and Wales; Clinical Reviewer, Speaker, Author, Mentor, YouTube content creator, co-publisher and winner of many awards.

Margaret is a Christian with a passion for souls, evangelism and outreach. She enjoys travelling and her passion is to continue to support the underprivileged in various countries, empower and help develop social enterprises.

Dr T. Ayodele Ajayi

Dr T. Ayodele Ajayi

Advisor

Dr T. Ayodele Ajayi is an NHS Consultant Psychiatrist, a Pastor with the New Covenant Church Bermondsey; and a Fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists. He is the Founder of Tripart Care Emotional Well-being Hub, and has been featured in national public mental health media campaigns and multiple BBC radio interviews on faith and mental health.

PASTOR OLUSEYI SAMUEL OLUSILE

PASTOR OLUSEYI SAMUEL OLUSILE

Advisor

The Visionary and Chairman for Africa for Christ Missions, a Not –for-profit organisation that focuses on taking the Gospel of Jesus Christ to rural parts of Africa, and working with the local communities in those rural parts in providing the much needed infrastructure to enable them have a better standard of living and to empower them through various training projects so they can be self sustaining. 

In a professional capacity, he is currently an SEN & EHCP administrator at an Inner London main stream school, with a wide range of experience having worked with children with special educational needs.

His vision is to make a positive change in someone’s life, and to assist younger children from less privilege background reach their full potential, and be the best they can be.

He is a dynamic, efficient, versatile and reliable professional, with very effective communication and interpersonal skills..

Michael Lawrence

Michael Lawrence

Advisor

Michael Lawrence is an Occupational Therapist with two years experience working in various settings such as hospital local authorities and the community. He is a passionate advocate for people living with additional needs. Michael has a sibling who has additional needs and has supported the family with their care . As a young adult, he is passionate about mental wellbeing of young black boys in particular, he’s a public speaker, aspiring model and Chelsea football club ardent supporter!

Michael is passionate about encouraging independence in young people and adults. He provides advice on functional skills, giving suggestions on activities that aids individuals to be more independent. Michael also provides advice and support on reasonable adjustments required at home and within the community to ensure that everyone receives the best possible support available.