We’re great with education, and committed to making sure you have the time and funding to do the best for your students.
We provide practical solutions and the most efficient route of redress so you’re not left with the usual commercial 'arm and a leg' costs! We’re also great at cutting out excess LA paperwork. We start from the proposition that teachers are best doing what they are trained to do. We sort out the legal minimum and give you more time to do just that.
Whilst proud of our reputation for robust representation for our clients, SEN Legal’s main value is that every child/young person has a right to an education and the provision of therapeutic and/or social services input irrespective of means.
We believe that every child/young person has a right to an education and the provision of therapeutic and/or social services input, irrespective of means.
- Melinda Nettleton, SEN Legal Founder
Core Company Values:
As a registered legal practice, we are Authorised and Regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (Ref: 385837). Being regulated by the SRA means we are bound by the high standards of integrity and honesty as detailed in the Solicitors Code of Conduct. Our team will always offer complete honest and transparent advice in every situation even where difficult discussions need to be had. If we believe that your organisation would best benefit from another service or that the chance of winning your case is slim, we will ensure to advise you of this straight away so that you can make a well-informed decision as to how we continue.
Inspired by our genuine interest in education and special educational needs and disability, we are committed to professional development and continuous learning. We hold internal training courses at our offices in Bury St Edmunds once a month, inviting leading professionals from the world of education and SEND to talk to us and offer valuable insight into their personal field of expertise. These training sessions further our understanding in a number of different areas and allow us to take a more holistic view of your problem at hand. We believe professional development is extremely important in being able to then offer you the best possible advice and the most practical solutions possible.
The legal framework surrounding education and special educational needs and disabilities can be extremely complex and difficult to understand. We make every effort to ensure our correspondence with you cuts out unnecessary 'legal jargon', in an easy to understand format and offers a much clearer insight into your legal position and the options available to you. Our team of expert Solicitors can also act purely as advisors if you are struggling to make sense of an area of law. Whatever your needs - we are always happy to help.
Though the law can be an intimidating subject, our team aims to reassure you with an approachable and friendly service. As strong advocates for parental rights, we also travel up and down the country attending many events to give free advice and guidance to schools and families in need of legal help. We are really passionate about this area, and love to interact and hear the stories of everybody we meet along the way.