Rukhsana qualified as a Solicitor in 1997 and has previously specialised in Civil Litigation, Education Law, Personal Injury Law and Employment Law.
Rukhsana previously specialised in Educational Negligence Cases and in 2002, achieved the highest out of court settlement against a local authority for failing to diagnose a client’s Dyslexia.
From 2003 to 2011 Rukhsana worked for Worcestershire County Council as a Diversity Officer advising the Organisation to meet its legal equality duty under the Equality Act 2010, where she gained invaluable experience of how a Local Authority works.
Rukhsana specialises in Special Educational Needs and appeals to the SEND Tribunal. She advises and represents parents seeking to obtain an EHC Needs assessment or challenge a local authority decision in respect of children and YP Special Educational Needs, provision and school placements. In addition, she advises on school admissions, exclusions and disability discrimination cases. Rukhsana speaks Urdu and Punjabi and is happy to advise clients who speak these languages.
Rukhsana finds it very rewarding helping parents to ensure that Local Authorities meet the Special Educational Needs of their child. She has two brothers and a sister with severe learning and physical disabilities (they were diagnosed with Smith-Lemli-Opitz Syndrome at birth) and understands, from her own experience, a parent’s desire to ensure the education their child receives is appropriate and meets their particular needs.