Special Education Needs and Disability issues are often emotive, highly challenging and legally orientated. Parents understandably want the best educational support for their children, but local authorities are under increasing budgetary pressure to fund and provide services.
With over 60 years' combined experience in education law, and more than 10 years' experience of acting for local authorities in Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) matters, our team of experts have an acute understanding of the need for consistent, value for money legal services.
We combine practical understanding of how the public sector works with specialist advice providing a comprehensive end-to-end SEND service from responses to appeals, assisting witnesses throughout the process, advising on the cost and risk and end-to-end case management.
Our team is also highly experienced in advising and managing SEND Tribunals and are regularly instructed by a number of local authorities to represent them at Tribunals, with advocacy being conduct by our in-house specialist SEND Solicitor, Shejal Patel.