Expert Legal Services & Advice for

Schools, Colleges & Academies

Why Choose us?

We are unique in our strength and depth of knowledge/ experience of the legal issues surrounding Education, Special Educational Needs and Disability.

Legal Services

We provide a full range of legal services for Schools, Colleges & Academies, making sure you have the time and funding to do the best for your students.

Our Values


We provide practical solutions backed by strong technical know-how at out-of-London rates - so you’re not left with the usual commercial 'arm and a leg' costs.

proven track record with

a name you can trust.

Having gained a full understanding of all the features of an education organisation that make it different from a work place in commerce or industry,  we quietly and discreetly act as legal advisers to independent, maintained and non-maintained schools

*SEN Legal Ltd is Authorised and Regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority Ref: 385837

SEN Legal is the ‘go to’ specialist education Law Practice, with expertise in the difficulties schools face. We advise on underfunded EHC Plans, Notional Budgets and the £6,000 cap, misuse of the statutory duty to admit sometimes requiring building works and funding to the detriment of other pupils’ (successful resistance is possible). We also advise schools about maladministration and investigation following complaints to the Standards & Testing Agency (STA), about national curriculum assessments, accuracy or correctness, Admissions & Exclusions, OFSTED, Data Protection, Contract Terms, the Equality Act, Deputyship, DOLS and Restraint.

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Hayley’s advice and support were invaluable. She supported me in a complex Deprivation of Liberty issue where one of the parties was trying to bring our school’s reputation into disrepute. Hayley made understanding the legal issues easy, she was always clear, helpful and efficient. She also helped with supporting to move the young person into a new placement. The whole matter was made a lot easier with Hayley’s support.

- Sarah Butcher, Priors Court