SEN & Education Law
Being the parent of a child with SEN, ultimately, you simply want to give your child the best chance of having a bright and independent future. However, this can often prove difficult with Local Authorities and other agencies giving advice that can be conflicting.
We know that many families feel intimated in dealing with educational issues with schools and local authorities. Given the frequency of change in the law too, it can be difficult to know your rights and the entitlement of your child.
That’s why we have a team dedicated solely to this niche area, with masses of experience in the legal systems in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
We act for Parents and young people, assisting with a wide range of needs including:
- Asperger’s Syndrome
- Sensory impairments
- Learning difficulties – severe, moderate and mild
- Physical impairments
- Muscular dystrophy
- Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties
- Cerebral Palsy
- Down’s Syndrome
The support your child needs should be bespoke, based upon their specific needs and circumstance. We have years of experience in working with families to secure tailored support for their child. We focus on achieving your desired outcomes, efficiently, whilst also being realistic and honest with you about what can be achieved.
We provide advice on a whole range of issues such as :
- Getting an EHCP
- SEN Tribunal Appeals
- Annual Reviews
- Non-delivery of specialist provision
- Access to funding
- Post 19 education
We discuss with you from the outset what the costs will be for any services. We offer capped fees for Tribunal Appeals and fixed fees where you want us to carry out a specific piece of work so you always know exactly what you are getting from us and are aware of your financial commitment.
Bespoke Service/ Hourly Rate
Where a capped fees or fixed fees don’t suit your situation, we offer an hourly rate service which would involve:
- We will provide you with a costs estimate at the outset and update you regularly on your costs (A payment on account may be required at the outset)
- We will invoice you monthly and you discharge your invoices within 14 days
- We will advise you if you are eligible to claim a contribution to your costs from the other party
- All disbursements including court fees must be paid up front as you go along
We operate a telephone advice line where you get specialist legal advice about your educational situation. This is useful particularly if you need some urgent support, with an annual review meeting, for example, or simply do not know what you should do next, like a problem with school.
From the advice line, you can receive:
- Up to date information about the law
- Explanation of how that applies in your situation
- Outline of possible options with pros and cons of each
- Advice of next steps
The cost of telephone advice appointments is determined by the appointment duration. We offer same day appointments.
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