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"Janata kept me fully informed at all times and understood straight away. I can't fault her in any respect."

A private client: education team

""Their experts are well informed and they are very efficient in the conduct of tribunal matters.""

Chambers and partners 2017

"Leena Hurloll regularly represents clients in high-profile education cases before the Court of Appeal and Upper Tribunal."

Chambers and partners 2017

"Janata has a good way of running cases. She is really nice to work with - practical and sensible and engages well with clients."

Independent third party: education

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Independent third party: education

"Janata's preparation is very, very good. She is very organised and on top of her cases and meets deadlines well."

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First-tier tribunal

A parent who has a child with special educational needs or a learning disability will have a unique set of concerns when it comes to schooling matters. 

Every parent wishes the best for his or her child and wants to equip him or her with the tools and resources necessary to succeed. At Moore Blatch, we can assist you in reaching your goals.

What is the SEND Tribunal?

The Special Educational Needs and Disability Tribunal (also known as the First-Tier Tribunal) is set up to consider parents' appeals against the decisions of Local Authorities (LA) about children's special educational needs if parents cannot reach an agreement with the LA. The SEND Tribunal is independent. If the LA is maintaining an Education Health and Care Plan for your child, and you are challenging the content, the SEND Tribunal can order amendments to:

  • Section B (the description of needs - what special educational needs the child has)

  • Section F (the level of provision - the help that should be given and the provision needed to help the child make progress)

  • Section I (the named placement - where the child should go to school to access the provision in Section F).

Choosing the right solicitor

Successful appeals made to the SEND Tribunal require a meticulous amount of preparation and strict attention to detail.

The solicitor you've instructed must understand how to gather evidence and know what evidence needs to be presented. Instructing the experienced solicitors at Moore Blatch will make certain that your rights are protected.

We know how important it is to reach a favourable outcome for your appeal, especially one that promotes the best interests of your child. We will use our experience and expertise to guide you through this process and ensure the best possible results are achieved.

Moore Blatch is an established law firm that specialises in representing parents and children in education law matters, including special educational needs. We have a wide range of skills and in-depth knowledge of the law. Our specialist solicitors are experienced litigators and have been instructed in some of the most complex education law matters.

If you have a query, please feel free to contact us by phone on 023 8071 8000 or online.

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