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Boyes Turner

Education: Individuals

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What the team is known for

Respected practice noted for its representation of parents and children with special educational needs. Frequently assists with appeals to the SEND Tribunal regarding school placements. Particularly adept at assisting with cases involving social care and deprivation of liberty considerations.

Strengths

One client remarks: "We were very happy with Boyes Turner. Throughout the process, they kept us informed, gave good advice and made us feel secure in what we were trying to achieve. They were on top of the brief at all times and we felt very well looked after."

"Their service provided a personal touch while being highly professional," another client notes, adding: "They have great communication skills and are quick to respond."

An interviewee observes: “They are very straightforward and prompt in their responses.”

Notable practitioners

Laxmi Patel regularly acts for clients in SEND Tribunal appeals concerning an array of matters, including provision and placement in special schools. She is noted for her proficiency in cases concerning highly sensitive social care elements.
“She is really knowledgeable and has years of experience working on SEN matters.” "She has a passion for wanting children and young people's SEN to be recognised and determining how best to meet those needs."

Lydia Dunford is well regarded for her work in the education sector where she is adept at appearing before the SEND Tribunal on a range of matters including the provision of Education, Health and Care plans.
"She instils great confidence and is very reassuring and efficient." "Lydia was completely professional and always kept me in the loop and gave me great options. She knew what needed to be done and really explained the legal process."

Rachael Allison is adept at assisting families with various SEN issues. She regularly handles appeals to the SEND Tribunal regarding education provision and placements.
“Her particular strength is her excellent communication skill - she responds very quickly and her answers are clear, timely and accurate." "Her knowledge of the law is phenomenal and she is quick to respond."

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Education: Individuals

Boyes Turner

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Location

Abbots House

Abbey Street

Reading

Berkshire

UK

RG1 3BD

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Education: Individuals


Laxmi Patel
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Lydia Dunford
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Rachael Allison
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