Special Education Needs

The Special Educational Needs and Disability team at 9 St John Street provides tailored advocacy and advisory services in relation to litigation in the First-tier Tribunal (Special Educational Needs and Disability) and in relation to resulting appeals to the Second-tier Tribunal.

Members of the group offer a specialised service at all level levels of seniority, primarily to Local Authority respondents. 9SJS are keen to work alongside clients as part of multidisciplinary input into a case and are happy to advise in relation to preparing a case for Tribunal thereby ensuring a coherent and strategic approach to the litigation.

Members of the group are involved in appeals across the whole range of SEN issues from the specification of need and SEN provision to choice of an appropriate placement in the EHC plan. Many members of the team have particular expertise in the disability discrimination element of the Tribunal’s jurisdiction, it being naturally complementary to their practice in the Employment Tribunals. Others come to the team from a background working in the Court of Protection and, as a result, are able to bring this additional insight and expertise to their SEND work.

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 julia.lanza@9sjs.com.