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Education

A child only has one chance to obtain the education they deserve. Rarely does one gain a second chance. Therefore it is vital to obtain specialist legal advice from our Education Law solicitors.

Contact our specialist education law solicitors today to see how we can help you.  Speak to one of our team on 01633 240743 or click the ‘Contact us’ button to send us an email and one of our lawyers will call you back at a time to suit you.

About Us

Our experience in this field is second to none and our firm has been recognised as one of the leading education law teams in the country. Watkins & Gunn is committed to putting a child’s needs first and making the legal process clear for you.  Watkins & Gunn can provide specialist education law advice for parents, university/higher education students, advocates and deputies via our specialist education law solicitors.

Our dedicated education law team specialises in the following areas of education law and are able to assist with a number of issues across England and Wales.

Parents and Students

In the interests of the child, educational issues need to be decided quickly and it is therefore essential that one acts with speed with expert legal assistance to ensure peace of mind. This is a specialist of area of law, requiring the knowledge and expertise of a specialist educational law solicitor.

Our education law solicitors are experienced advocates and can assist with the following areas:

  • Helping to obtain appropriate special educational needs (SEN) provision
  • Ensuring that a child actually receives all the education provision that they are entitled to, through judicial review if necessary
  • School disputes/complaints
  • School Admission Appeals
  • Permanent Exclusion Appeals
  • Disability Discrimination Claims
  • Advising on local authority policy decisions including school closures & reorganisation
  • Disputes regarding School Transport

Our education law lawyers understand that parents are frequently misinformed or not provided the support they need in the best interests of their child. Watkins & Gunn is committed to helping parents navigate the complex procedures in the education law world with the help of our dedicated education law advisors. Our SEN solicitors are able to break through the legal jargon and provide clear and concise advice to best assist you and your child.

Our specialist education law team are also able to assist with school admission appeals and permanent exclusion appeals. The education law solicitors at Watkins & Gunn are able to attend and provide representations at hearings where requested. Our specialist education law team appreciate that it is vital that your child receives the best education and support possible. We are committed to support you each step of the way.

University Students

Our university law solicitors are able to help you with a wide range of issues including:

Our higher education lawyers are committed to assisting students through difficult times. We will work with you to help navigate the complex processes and to achieve the best outcome possible in your case.

How we can help you

We have a legal aid franchise with the Legal Aid Agency and we are committed to public funded work where available. We also act for clients with private funding, fixed fees and group funding arrangements where necessary.

Our education law solicitors offer a free initial consultation during which we can explain exactly how we can help you. Our education law specialists will explain our services clearly and we will ensure that you are advised about the best ways of funding your case.

Whether you are a parent, student, professional individual or body, our services are tailored to your needs. You will receive first class advice and support from our education law specialists.

We will fight for you. You are not alone.

Please contact us on 01633 240743 or by e-mail educationlaw@watkinsandgunn.co.uk to discuss how we can help you.