The SEN team has significant expertise in Education Law. We advise and represent a wide range of clients across the full spectrum of education law matters. Members are experienced in acting for:
Members of the group offer a specialised service at all level levels of seniority.
We work alongside clients as part of a multidisciplinary input into a case and are happy to advise early on in the preparation of a case, ensuring a coherent and strategic approach to the litigation.
Members of the team are involved in appeals across the whole range of SEN and ALN issues from the specification of need and SEN / ANL provision to the choice of an appropriate placement.
We represent local authorities and parents in SEN / ALN cases brought under the Equality Act 2010 and Education, Health and Care (EHC) Plan appeals under s.51 of the Children and Families Act 2014. Our range of SEN/ ALN work includes:
Members of the team have particular expertise relating to disability discrimination, it being naturally complementary to their practice in the Employment Tribunals. Others come to the team with a Court of Protection background and, as a result, are able to bring this additional insight and expertise to their SEND work when conducting cases including:
We have members who are direct access accredited and can accept instructions from educational institutions (schools/colleges) and parents.
Members also offer training in SEN / ALN and education issues, regularly contributing to events for local authorities.
If you would like any further information or wish to discuss your particular requirements please contact our dedicated clerk Julia Lanza on 0161 955 5123 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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