Our cases

 

Appeal to SENDIST against the LA's refusal to conduct a statutory statement

Peter had dyslexia and no matter what strategies his school put into place he continued to fall further and further behind at school. His parents requested a  statutory assessment  and the LA refused. How we were able to help We advised...

SENDIST appeal against the school named on the Statement

Anna has Down’s syndrome and has a  Statement of Special Educational Needs . At the time of our involvement she was in the last year of her primary school, a voluntary aided mainstream school.  For her secondary education Anna’s...

Successful negotiation with the local authority

Beatrix has a severe speech and language disorder and difficulties with her fine and gross motor skills. She has problems with her working memory and has  special educational needs  including diagnoses of dyslexia, dyspraxia and dyscalculia. ...

Appeal against the Statement and successful negotiation with the local authority

Poppy was 12 years old when her parents came to see us. Poppy had very complex medical needs. She was born with severe combined immune deficiency and suffered encephalitis when undergoing a bone marrow transplant resulting in  quadriplegic cerebral...

Successful transition from Statement of SEN to Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP)

Samantha* has complex special educational needs as a result of a genetic condition. Her needs extend to  moderate learning difficulties , together with a number of physical and behavioural challenges. Samantha was in her early teens when her parents...

Successful challenge to a Local Authority's decision

Peter* has autism. His condition affects his ability to communicate and to interact socially with others but as his mother, Miriam, knew, it did not affect his ability to learn. When it came to choosing a school, Miriam chose a local mainstream Church of...

Funding restored for independent specialist residential college

Michael* is 21 years old. He has severe disabilities as a result of negligent medical treatment at birth. Michael spent all of his time in education supported by a  Statement of Special Educational Needs  and, later, a Learning Difficulty...

Successful appeal secures specialist residential school

Stephen* has severe cerebral palsy. Despite his physical and learning difficulties, he had attended a mainstream school, getting by with inadequate support for many years. However, when the local authority’s EHC plan named a college that was...

Local authority's policy of 'writing off' young people overturned

George* has severe cerebral palsy as a result of negligent medical treatment at birth. This has led to severe physical disabilities, significant learning difficulties, communication difficulties and a total reliance on others. Immediately following birth,...

Successful appeal against a refusal to assess results in fully funded package of support

Sean* has mild cerebral palsy, resulting in dysarthria. He has fine and gross motor difficulties, problems with his ability to maintain attention and has subtle language difficulties related to his dysarthria. He has managed to stay within the broad average...

I am so happy at the outcome, I don't think we would have had such a comprehensive service from any other law firm, and you took the worry away...I do not regret a single second of the whole process, apart from the bit before you got involved. 

James' mother, Boyes Turner client

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