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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.

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.

 We specialise in the following areas of education law:

  • Helping 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
  • Helping with admissions and exclusions cases
  • Advising on local authority policy decisions including school closures & reorganisation
  • Disputes regarding School Transport
  • Further and Higher Education Funding

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

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

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

We will ensure that you are advised about the best ways of funding your claim.

We will fight for you. You are not alone.

Contact us today to see how we can help you.

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As a firm we are fully supportive of the governments attempts to try to limit the spread of COVID-19.

We have therefore closed all of our offices until further notice.

We are however open for business remotely. We have set up systems to ensure that our staff are able to continue to support you through home working.

Contact us by telephone 0300 1240 400 or preferably by e mail – or simply text legal to 67777 and we will call you.

We can conduct appointments by telephone or video call.

Thank you for your patience at this difficult time.

Stay safe and well.


As we shall be operating electronically, please correspond with us by e mail. Avoid sending us any hard copy documents by post as we cannot guarantee that we will be able to access or process them.