Our cases

 

Siblings with ASD - 52 week placement and social care input

In the last year we have concluded a couple of very challenging cases each involving siblings with ASD. One such case involved a parent of twins, each of whom were non-verbal.  Their Education Health and Care Plans (EHCPs) had not been properly...

Specialist placement for a child with severe visual needs

Harry* was in Year 5 when we received instructions to support him with problems at school. Harry already had an Education Health Care Plan and attended his local mainstream school. Harry is a bright child and was keenly aware of his differences with his...

Making sure our son gets the education he needs at the school we want

When we found out that the local authority wanted to place our son in a school that we did not choose and did not support his needs, we were in complete despair and didn't know what to do. Searching for answers We knew the local authority were wrong...

Making sure my son gets his educational needs met

My son had always struggled in school. He was supported with a SEND plan and had input from a specialist teacher during Year 3. However, no progress was made and his SENCO teacher applied for an EHC needs assessment. Starting the process An assessment was...

One mum's fight for the right school placement for her son

After making the decision that I wished to change the school that my son attended, I was then faced with the daunting task of trying to get him placed there. Seeking advice I was fortunate enough to be recommended Laxmi Patel of Boyes Turner by a...

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

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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