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 IPSEA, SPACE (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.
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But we can help you wherever you are in England and Wales.