Education sector

Our education law solicitors provide a range of education law advice for parents 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.  

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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Tees coronavirus update

We’re open and here to help you. We’re running as normal with our employees all working from home.

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You can call us as normal on 0800 013 1165 or email us: hello@teeslaw.com.

You can also find contact details for all our advisers here. 

As a flexible and technologically-adept firm, we already had many home-working systems in place. We have now rolled this technology out to all our employees working for clients, so they can continue to work normally - and from home.

If you are a client, please be assured you can get in touch with Tees and we are still working on your case. To replace face-to-face meetings, we have the facilities to do video-conferencing, conference calls or just speak on the phone, as you need.

Due to the circumstances, please call us if you would have wanted a home visit, and we can organise the best and safest way of being in touch.

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