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Every child deserves access to the best possible education depending on their needs and ways of learning, but unfortunately, not everyone receives the necessary support.

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At Enable Law we have a specialist education law team with over twenty five  years of experience helping children access the right education to meet their full potential. From securing an EHCP to challenging parts of it that do not meet a child’s needs, all the way to representing them at an appeal before the SEND Tribunal our team can provide advice, support and representation with any issues you may be facing.

We have strong relationships with both experts and independent special schools and work with the families we support to help them understand what options can be made available to them. Being part of the wider Enable Law team we are supported by colleagues with experience in mental capacity law including best interests decisions and can support children with very complex needs.

Our approach is to listen to parents’ and young people’s concerns and try to provide practical solutions for addressing issues with the local authority and schools.

Some of the things we can help you with include:

  • Making requests for assessments and challenging the outcome of an assessment
  • Getting an EHCP and when needed challenging the content of an EHCP
  • Challenging decisions related to special educational needs (SEN) funding.
  • Support in naming the right school for your child with SEN in their EHCP and securing a place at a school or nursery when a child has been denied one
  • Support with annual reviews and instruction of experts.
  • Transitions between education settings and accessing education for post 18s
  • Advice and representation with appeals to the Special Educational Needs and Disability Tribunal and Upper Tribunal.
  • Accessing school transport support for children with SEN
  • Disability discrimination claims
  • Arranging an alternative placement for a child following an exclusion from school.
  • Making formal complaints to the Local Government Ombudsman.

Education Law cases can be complicated, involving multiple stages of complaints, appeals, and referrals to various organizations. Our education law solicitors will support you through this process with a friendly and professional approach, helping you resolve your dispute as efficiently as possible.

We always try to identify if there are other ways we could be supporting our education clients through our other services to secure funds for them and their children to meet their needs.

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Each claim and circumstance is unique. Our experience empowers us to ask the right questions, attentively listen to your concerns, and strive to meet your specific needs.

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We provide no win, no fee arrangements to ensure you don’t have to face financial risk in order to get the compensation you deserve.

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Our court of protection and personal injury trusts experience means we can help you to achieve long term financial security even after a settlement.

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As expert solicitors focusing on serious injury, medical negligence, mental capacity and education, you can trust us to get the best results for you.

We know how hard it is to deal with the harm you or a loved one has suffered. We’ll support you with empathy every step of the way.

We can help you on a no win no fee basis, meaning you don’t need to worry about funding legal costs

Our support doesn’t end after a claim. We can help you with your financial affairs after settlement and introduce you to charities and organisations that might be able to help you going forward.

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