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Simon Craddock

Partner and Head of Family Banbury

School Thinking

Special Educational Needs

Worrying about your child is part and parcel of being a parent. However, if a child is not adequately supported at school and their educational needs suffer, the result can create an intolerable situation for both the parents, child and siblings.

We can help. We have lawyers who are trained in the field of special educational needs (SEN) Law, and work closely with parents and young adults to assist them in obtaining appropriate support from local authorities for their education.

Local authorities have a legal duty to assess and provide an education for all children and young people. Sometimes getting the support that young people and children with special educational needs require, can be a real struggle. This is where we come in. We seek to hold local authorities to account, to ensure they comply with their statutory obligations. If necessary, this can include representation before the First-tier Tribunal (Special Educational Needs and Disability, the “SEND Tribunal”).

Our SEN team is here to support you and we will bring as much certainty and clarity as we can to what we know is a difficult legal situation.

Our lawyers Kim Lehal and Amanda Jacober are trained in special educational needs.

  • Kim Lehal
      • 01788 557670
      • 07972 621070
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  • Amanda Jacober
      • 01295 661503
      • 07964 123360
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