Education Legal services for Families, in particular, Special Educational Needs & Disability
Education Lawyers

How we help

Our specialist lawyers are experts in all aspects of education law in England and Wales. We focus on special educational needs and disability. This page explains how we can help you through the SEND legal process.

If your child has special educational needs (known in Wales as Additional Learning Needs, or ALN), the law is there to ensure they are supported. We know this process can be extremely stressful. Even if the process goes relatively smoothly, it can be lengthy and time-consuming. Additionally, it doesn’t happen in a vacuum; you are also parenting your child and their siblings. You may also have a full or part-time paid job as well, which means you have even less time available to navigate the special educational needs process.

Although the system in Wales is different from that in England, we can also help you navigate or appeal the new Welsh ALN system.

Parents shouldn’t have to become experts in SEND and equalities law, but this is what many have had to do to secure the right help for their child. But when time is not on your side, we can help by taking the struggle off your hands, providing you with the legal expertise you need.

How we can help

Let us help you through the SEND legal process

While the law is clear, unfortunately, local authorities sometimes do not comply with their legal responsibilities. On top of this, local SEND policy and the services locally available, may not be adequate for your child or legally compliant. This is where our expertise and experience is invaluable.

Of course, our legal advice does have a cost attached to it, but we can offer staged payments to help you access our expert solicitors.

We can navigate the process from start to finish, give advice where needed, or of course, step in to represent your child’s interests if you encounter difficulties.

We can represent your interests in the following circumstances:

Our team are well-known for negotiating successfully with local authorities, meaning you may not end up having to go to a Tribunal hearing at all.

Take a look at the different ways we can help from the categories to the left (or below, on mobile) and get in touch

Legal Aid

Unfortunately, we are not covered by Legal Aid. You may be able to get free and confidential advice from Civil Legal Advice (CLA) as part of legal aid if you’re in England or Wales. We have prepared a page with more information to help you here.

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