Category Archive: News

SEND Tribunal: The National Trial

The National Trial began on 3rd April 2018 and extended the powers of the Special Educational Needs and Disability Tribunal under The Special Educational Needs and Disability (First-tier Tribunal Recommendations Power) Regulations 2017. Previously the Tribunal could only order amendments to Sections B, F and I of a child or young person’s EHCP.  From April…

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Unhappy about the content of your child’s EHC Plan?

It can be a battle to obtain an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) from the Local Authority.  Even when you have obtained an EHCP you may be unhappy with the content of the document such as the description of your child’s needs, the provision to meet them and also the named school.  You may…

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The Tayntons Solicitors Special Education Needs team is featured in The Times

An essential legal guide for readers of The Times newspaper, published on 1st April 2021, has showcased Tayntons Solicitors as one of a select number of law firms from across the UK who demonstrate excellent client service in specialist areas of law. Tayntons’ piece featured Special Educational Needs (SEN) specialist Imelda Brennan, a recognised practitioner…

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Important changes to RTA claims

After much delay and debate, we finally have a date! The whiplash reforms are due to come into force on the 31st May 2021 – and they mean big changes for Claimants!  What is a whiplash injury? A whiplash injury is one of the most common claims following a road traffic accident. Symptoms can vary…

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Using Will Power to help Maggie’s and support people with cancer

Gloucestershire’s premier law firm Tayntons has teamed up with charity Maggie’s Cheltenham, to raise awareness of the benefits of leaving legacies to charities in your Will. Maggie’s provides access to cancer support, advice, and respite on a drop-in basis for as long as that person may need, with no appointment or referral necessary, to people in…

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A-Z of legal terms

A-Z Glossary – click here to download A: Assignment of a lease Commercial tenants are usually locked into a lease for a set period of time. If you no longer need the premises, it may be open to you to assign the lease to a new tenant if the lease permits this and your landlord…

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Using Will Power to become a Heart Hero

Gloucestershire’s premier law firm Tayntons has teamed up with South West charity Heart Heroes, to raise awareness of the benefits of leaving legacies to charities in your Will. Heart Heroes provide services for children with congenital heart disease and heart problems, to help them meet others who are in similar situations. Run entirely by volunteers,…

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Who has parental responsibility and what decisions can they make?

Parental responsibility gives parents rights and responsibilities in respect of a child. When two parents both have parental responsibility, certain decisions have to be agreed between them.  Who has parental responsibility? Simply being a child’s parent does not necessarily mean you have parental responsibility. It is given automatically to the following people: The child’s birth…

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