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Eva Akins

London, UK UK Guide 2021 Ranked in 1 departments
Ranked in : Education: Individuals
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Education: Individuals - UK-wide

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Eva Akins is particularly adept at handling disability discrimination cases involving breaches of the Equality Act. She is also noted for her proficiency in cases concerning exclusions and appeals against the contents of Education, Health and Care plans.
"She is an efficient lawyer who has excellent client care skills and is not afraid to take on opponents.""She is very supportive and her knowledge helped me during an emotional time."
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Head of Education Law at Russell-Cooke. Her core work includes: special educational needs; Equality Act claims; admissions; exclusions; and complaints.

Eva specialises in championing the rights of disabled children including securing special educational provision, placements and robustly challenging disability discrimination by maintained and independent schools. Eva secures placements at leading specialist independent schools as well as securing the naming of ordinary independent schools in Education Health and Care Plans. Eva adopts a robust approach to challenging unlawful acts and omissions by local authorities by way of complaint, judicial review and Local Government Ombudsman.

Career

Eva has over 18 years post qualification experience.

Professional Memberships

Education Law Association.

Publications

BBC News TV

Huffington Post

ADHD Handbook

Personal

Eva was educated in inner London state schools and PRUs before reading Law at The University of Westminster graduating with First Class Honours. She completed her legal studies at the College of Law London.

Eva is committed to pro-bono work for those for whom privately paid services are cost prohibitive. She provides expert information by way of seminars, workshops, sponsorship and provision of venue for community based groups (ADHD Richmond, Southwark and Lambeth and the National Organisation for Foetal Alcohol Syndrome). She volunteers for the national charity IPSEA.

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Eva Akins

Russell-Cooke

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Press Release

Russell-Cooke strengthens partnership with six new partner promotions

Authors: Eva Akins, John Gould, Ed Cracknell, Mark Fletcher, Hannah Minty, Christopher Salomons, Stephen Small

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