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UK UK-wide Education: Individuals

Individuals: Covers lawyers and law firms who act on behalf of pupils and their parents in matters such as special educational needs (SEN), admissions and exclusions, disability discrimination claims, judicial review cases, disputes with private schools, and transport to school issues. The firms ranked here may undertake either privately or publicly funded work.

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Band 1
  1. Simpson Millar LLP
    Education: Individuals
    UK 2023 | Band 1
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Band 2
  1. Irwin Mitchell
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    Irwin Mitchell
    Education: Individuals
    UK 2023 | Band 2 | 10 Years Ranked
    Irwin Mitchell has a well-reputed claimant-side education practice handling a large volume of SEN matters, including arrangements for educational provision, in the independent schools sector. The team regularly acts for clients before the First-tier and Upper Tribunals and in sophisticated public law challenges. The firm is noted for its expertise in issues concerning Education, Health and Care plans. It is also adept at advising on issues of disability discrimination.
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    Sinclairslaw (incorporating John Ford Solicitors and Match Solicitors)
    Education: Individuals
    UK 2023 | Band 2 | 16 Years Ranked
    Sinclairslaw is a prominent firm with longstanding expertise and a solid reputation in education. The firm represents parents and individuals in legal challenges against the decisions of schools, universities and local authorities. Its practitioners have strong experience in equality law, SEND Tribunal work and human rights-related claims. The team is well known for providing advice to parents of children with learning difficulties.
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Band 3
  1. Boyes Turner
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    Boyes Turner
    Education: Individuals
    UK 2023 | Band 3 | 6 Years Ranked
    Boyes Turner has a respected practice noted for its representation of parents and children with special educational needs. The team frequently assists with appeals to the SEND Tribunal regarding school placements. It is particularly adept at assisting with cases involving social care and deprivation of liberty considerations.
  2. Doyle Clayton
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    Doyle Clayton
    Education: Individuals
    UK 2023 | Band 3 | 3 Years Ranked
    Doyle Clayton is an impressive firm with proficiency in employment matters related to the education sector. The team frequently handles cases concerning discrimination, dishonesty, bullying and gross misconduct, as well as redundancy and retirement age disputes. The firm possesses additional expertise in immigration issues. It is also adept at providing representation in employment tribunals, judicial reviews and internal investigations and appeals.
  3. Geldards LLP
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    Geldards LLP
    Education: Individuals
    UK 2023 | Band 3 | 1 Years Ranked
    Geldards' dedicated education team offers specialist expertise in SEN matters and demonstrates extensive experience in the SEND Tribunal. The team regularly acts for parents and students regarding Education, Health and Care plans and appeals, as well as disability discrimination claims.
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    SEN Legal
    Education: Individuals
    UK 2023 | Band 3 | 7 Years Ranked
    SEN Legal has a well-respected niche practice handling SEN and disability matters on behalf of children. The firm frequently assists with Education, Health and Care needs assessments, admission appeals and school exclusions. The team possesses expertise in both SEND Tribunal proceedings and judicial reviews.
  5. Shoosmiths LLP
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    Shoosmiths LLP
    Education: Individuals
    UK 2023 | Band 3 | 6 Years Ranked
    Shoosmiths has a dedicated education practice noted for its adept representation of parents and young people. The team regularly assists with appeals to the SEND Tribunal against local authorities following refusal to issue Education, Health and Care plans. The team also handles claims of inadequate provision in relation to issues such as home to school transport, one-to-one teaching assistance, and speech and language therapy.
  6. Rook Irwin Sweeney
    Education: Individuals
    UK 2023 | Band 3