Legal advice: education and medical

Legal advice – education

The Advocacy & Mediation Consultants Ltd

Specialists in supporting parents and carers in ensuring that their child’s additional needs are met at home, at school and in the community

Will negotiate with schools, social services and Local Authorities to ensure that children’s needs are correctly identified and provided for. If necessary will support parents and carers in appealing to the Special Educational Needs Tribunal.

IPSEA (Independent Panel for Special Education Advice)

Offers free and independent legally based information advice and support given by highly trained volunteers. Has advice line and Tribunal helpline. Provides training on the SEN legal framework to parents, professionals and other organisations.

Langley Wellington Solicitors

Langley Wellington has a very experienced team dedicated specifically to all aspects of education law. Lots of experience with special educational needs.

SEN Legal

SEN Legal are leading experts specialising in education law, particularly appeals to the Special Educational Needs and Disability Tribunal (SENDT) throughout England and Wales.

SOS!SEN

Offering a free, friendly, independent and confidential telephone helpline for parents and others looking for information and advice on Special Educational Needs (SEN). SOS!SEN concentrate on helping people to find their way through the legal and procedural maze which is so daunting to so many who try to obtain satisfactory provision for a child’s special needs.

Legal advice – medical

BL Claims

Experienced lawyers, some of whom are also qualified nurses, midwives and doctors who can assist in claims for compensation due to suffering from negligent treatment. BL Claims Solicitors has offices across southern England and Wales including Cardiff, London, Oxford, Portsmouth, Reading and Southampton.

Leigh Day

Provides specialist legal advice on issues associated with children’s deafness. Helps families whose children may have a claim arising from negligent medical treatment, or have been refused access to treatment, or have been discriminated against due to his / her deafness.