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Education law

Our education law solicitors provide a range of education law advice for parents, schools and colleges including: SEND advice, EHC plans, school admissions appeals, challenging exclusions, independent review panel hearings, safeguarding issues, complaints to Ofsted, libel on social media, GDPR compliance and changes to school status.

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Specialist education legal advice for schools, teachers and parents

Navigating education issues and the education system can be hard whether you are a parent, a teacher or you are running a school or college. Our education law specialist, Polly Kerr, is here to guide and support you, to help you get the best possible outcome for your situation.

Polly was noted in the 2018 Legal 500 for being “a very creative lawyer who has an excellent knowledge of education law, a sharp eye for detail, and a noticeable commitment to her clients that goes above and beyond what is normally seen” and this theme continued through to 2019 when she was noted in the Legal 500 as an individual with “excellent judgment” who “goes the extra mile.” In 2020 she was noted as being “excellent” and a “good communicator.”  Polly is often recommended by national and regional charities and has strong relationships with IPSEASPACE (Herts) and SOS!SEN.

Polly is an expert SEND lawyer who has acted for many parents and also represented many schools; this experience of both sides of situations provides vital insight into pragmatic ways to settle disputes quickly with as little stress as possible. Polly has insight into school management from having been a governor of a special needs school for over two years and a governor at two mainstream lower schools for over a decade.  Polly has represented different types of schools (maintained, academies and independent schools), colleges, universities, local authorities and other organisations related to education, as well as individual teachers - and at all levels from primary to further and higher education.  

Call our specialist solicitors on 0808 231 1320

Our specialist lawyers are based in:

  • Cambridgeshire: Cambridge
  • Essex: Brentwood, Chelmsford, and Saffron Walden
  • Hertfordshire: Bishop's Stortford and Royston 

But we can help you wherever you are in England and Wales.

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What our clients say

Legal 500 UK 2024

'They are incredibly experienced in working with families on appeals to the SEND tribunal, and Polly Kerr is quite simply, outstanding'

Legal 500 UK 2024

'Polly Kerr is a rockstar. Quite aside from her incredibly personable approach to the law and her clients, she’s fundamentally decent, kind, intelligent and passionate'

Legal 500 UK 2024

'They stand head and shoulders above the rest because they take the time to get to know their clients. Polly Kerr embodies all the qualities that makes the team unique. She puts the client at ease with her friendly nature and razor-sharp legal knowledge'
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