UK UK-wide Education: Individuals
- Laxmi Patel Boyes Turner
- Dan RosenbergSimpson Millar LLP
- Polly SweeneyRook Irwin Sweeney
- Qaisar SheikhCoram Children's Legal Centre
- Angela Jackman Irwin Mitchell
- Helen Gill Sinclairslaw (incorporating John Ford Solicitors and Match Solicitors)
- Karen May Bindmans LLP
- Douglas SilasDouglas Silas Solicitors
- Iain NisbetCairn Legal
Up and Coming
- Hayley Mason SEN Legal
- Sarah WooseySimpson Millar LLP
- Simpson Millar LLPEducation: Individuals2024 | Band 1
2Irwin MitchellEducation: Individuals2024 | Band 2 |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. 2Sinclairslaw (incorporating John Ford Solicitors and Match Solicitors)Education: Individuals2024 | Band 2 |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.
3Boyes TurnerEducation: Individuals2024 | Band 3 |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. 3Doyle ClaytonEducation: Individuals2024 | Band 3 |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. 3Geldards LLPEducation: Individuals2024 | Band 3 |Geldards has a dedicated education team that 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. 3SEN LegalEducation: Individuals2024 | Band 3 |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. 3Shoosmiths LLPEducation: Individuals2024 | Band 3 |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.
- Rook Irwin SweeneyEducation: Individuals2024 | Band 3
4Bindmans LLPEducation: Individuals2024 | Band 4 |Bindmans has a well-regarded practice which sees the firm act in tribunals and judicial review challenges on behalf of parents and children with special educational needs. The team is recommended for its work on admissions, exclusions and discrimination. It draws on the firm's wider public law expertise to challenge decisions and pursue policy changes. 4Russell-CookeEducation: Individuals2024 | Band 4 |Russell-Cooke has a notable education practice that sees its lawyers advise individual claimants in cases concerning SEN cases. The firm has a strong emphasis on claims involving disability discrimination, specialist school placements and the Equality Act. It has substantial expertise in handling complex cases that overlap between the areas of children and education law. The team frequently utilises judicial review to hold local authorities to account for unlawful conduct.