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Lydia Dunford is a Solicitor in Boyes Turner’s Education team. She has a sound knowledge base of SEN legal issues and the SEND appeal process. She represents clients at the SEND Tribunal, including Health and Social Care national trial appeals, and has had positive outcomes in all hearings, often exceeding clients’ expectations. Lydia has experience of complex appeals and case manages them from beginning to end, securing significant packages of education and social care support.

Career

Lydia has previously undertaken work experience in law firms advising on SEND. After securing a 2:1 in her law (LLB Hons) degree, and passing the LPC whilst working part-time, Lydia worked as a paralegal and subsequently completed her training contract at a South West firm, focussing on education law. She moved to a national law firm, again in education law, before moving to Boyes Turner following qualification.

Professional Memberships

Lydia is a member of both the Law Society and Education Law Association.

Publications

Lydia has written an in-depth article looking at the evolution of Education Otherwise Than At School (EOTAS), which is published on Snap Care’s website, and a further version due to be published on Autism Eye’s website.

Personal

Lydia enjoys reading, playing the clarinet and going for country walks.

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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.

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