Living with Special Educational Needs (SEN) means that you may face challenges every day before you even get to the school gates. SEN services in the UK can be excellent and balanced to your needs, but if those services fail, it can leave you daunted and unsure of where to turn.
If you are (or you care for) a child or young person with SEN and you want to challenge a local authority decision, you need an experienced lawyer who understands your needs. John Friel and his team at 3PB Direct has been at the forefront of helping clients across the UK make successful challenges where:
We pride ourselves on being the national, go-to barristers of choice for parents, solicitors, case managers and other professionals, and for turning-around and getting successful results in cases that were failing beforehand.
We understand that these situations can be tough for everyone, compounding the difficulties of living with SEN but our barristers are recognised as one of the leading authorities in this legal area. We offer as much assistance as you need. We can challenge the local authority’s decision by appealing to the Special Educational Needs and Disability Tribunal (SENDIST) where we can provide full representation, or, we can quietly provide special educational needs (SEN) advice in the background. The choice is yours. We have an exceptional track record of successfully acting in complex Tribunal appeals, mediations and annual reviews. We are experts in the changes to SEN law introduced with the Children and Families Act 2014 and have been involved in the judicial reviews of local authority duties under the Act.
We have also, in partnership with leading specialist solicitor Melinda Nettleton of SEN Legal, co-authored “Special Needs & Legal Entitlement – The Essential Guide to Getting Out of the Maze” which will help you understand what the legislation requires of local authorities and their EHC plans and get the best possible support from both schools and local authorities.
For help and advice please contact Tom Cox on +44 (0)3333 231 586 or email us.
Our experienced team of specially-trained clerks make instructing a 3PB Direct barrister simple. Watch our video for a step-by-step guide on how to work with us to achieve a resolution to your legal issue.
We’ll be here every step of the way to support and guide you through the legal challenges at hand.