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Appointing Tayntons as Executors

Dealing with the estate of someone who has passed away can be an intimidating responsibility. There are many important details to get right and this can be an added source of stress at an already difficult time if the process is left to a loved one. Appointing a solicitor to act as a professional Executor…

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Non-accidental injuries solicitors

If one of your children or a child you have care of is injured, Social Services may become involved if they are concerned the injury did not happen accidentally. They will normally assess the circumstances surrounding the injury and may start court proceedings, particularly if they believe the injury may have been caused deliberately or…

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SENDIST (Special Educational Needs and Disability Tribunal)

If you are unhappy with the outcome of an Educational, Health and Care (EHC) Needs Assessment or the contents of an EHC Plan issued by your local authority, you may need to appeal to a Special Educational Needs and Disability Tribunal (SENDIST). A SEND Tribunal can order the local authority to carry out a fresh…

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Notary public

If you are conducting business in another country, getting married overseas or working abroad, there are various documents that will need to be attested, authenticated and certified so that they will be accepted by the relevant authorities in another country. There are also various other circumstances under which you may need to rely on having…

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Court of Protection Deputyship for People with Special Educational Needs

What happens when a child with special educational needs reaches 18? If they lack the capacity to make decisions about their own affairs, it can leave them and you in a difficult position with uncertainty over whether they will get the support they need as an adult. Once your child reaches 18, you no longer…

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Dispute resolution

Sometimes in life there are certain instances that can’t be resolved or reconciled without some form of legal intervention. In these instances it is key that you speak to legal experts you can trust. At Tayntons we explore the processes of mediation, negotiation and litigation or some form of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) to resolve…

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Personal Injury Solicitors

Suffering an injury can have a very serious impact on your life, including potentially leaving you with lifelong physical and cognitive difficulties, causing you to miss work and negatively affecting your family and personal life. If an injury you are dealing with was caused by someone else, you may be able to claim compensation, helping…

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Wills, Trusts & Powers of Attorney

If you do not have an up-to-date Will, there is no guarantee your wishes will be respected when you pass away or that your loved ones will be adequately taken care of. You also risk leaving your family with a difficult process to sort out, potentially making an already challenging time even harder. Tayntons’ Wills…

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Residential property solicitors

The residential property market can be complicated and confusing, and with our homes generally being the most valuable assets most of us own, it is important to have the right legal advice in your corner. Our residential property solicitors, based in Gloucester, have many years of experience helping homeowners, first time buyers and residential property…

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Special Educational Needs (SEN) Legal Advice

We help parents/carers of children and young people with Special Educational Needs (SEN) to get the right provision, school placement and support to secure the best possible outcome for their child’s educational future and well-being. All children and young people need the support of their parents, family and friends, but some children with special educational…

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    • Special Educational Needs (SEN) service makes a difference
    • We wanted to thank you as a family and to thank Robert for your help in getting our daughter into the right school.

      Sometimes as you get older we look back on life and the people who helped and made a difference. We will certainly be doing this and your name will always come to mind.

      Once again, thank you so much. We shall tell everyone we meet who is going through what we have been through about you and how amazing you are.

      Our daughter has asked me to write a few lines for her:

      Thank you for helping my mum sort all this out for me. My mum said that if it wasn’t for you we wouldn’t be able to do what we have done. I am truly grateful.

    • Knowledge, work ethic & expertise are exceptional
    • Its a pleasure to supply a testimonial to Tayntons, especially for Robert Love who has been our Educational Lawyer on more than one occasion over the years.

      Without Robert we were literally without hope.

      Robert’s knowledge, work ethic, expertise and commitment are exceptional and we were always kept informed and up to date every step of the way.

      We had very tight deadlines at times and had to collate many reports within these timeframes, Robert was responsible for pulling this all together on more than one occasion in a calm and collective manner.

      Robert always offered support, advise and integrity to some situations that appeared quite dismal at times.

      I would absolutely recommend Tayntons and will no doubt be using them again in the near future for our next battle with the education system. – Mrs C

       

    • Delighted with service from Robert Love
    • We were delighted with the service provided by Robert Love and his team in helping us obtain funding from our Local Authority for a residential placement for our son. Robert has a wealth of knowledge and experience in this area and always offers practical, realistic advice. We were particularly impressed with the work done for us by the barrister Deborah Hay whom Roberts instructs on a regular basis and who is an invaluable asset to his team of advisers – Ms V

    • Considerable help and expertise
    • We have engaged Robert Love to represent us on two separate cases, both with successful and entirely satisfactory outcomes.

      The first occasion was when we were struggling, unsuccessfully, on our own, to obtain an out of county placement for our son William at St Marys School in Bexhill. Our local authority refused to consider any alternatives to their own provision, even though we could see that it was not adequate to meet William’s complex needs.

      Educational law is confusing and bewildering to the average parent, and we were faced with the daunting prospect of taking on our local authority to challenge their recommended ‘in county’ placement. We felt completely overwhelmed, and decided to appoint Robert Love, who had been recommended to us as a solicitor that specialised in educational law and complex cases such as ours. We felt relieved that we now had expert help through the educational minefield, and this relieved at least some of the anxiety.

      How Robert helped us succeed

      Mr. Love was able along with his team of experienced professional experts, to manage our case, through to a successful tribunal. After which William was able to attend St. Marys as a residential student until he was 19, with free door to door transport provided from home to school every weekend. Being able to provide evidence of William’s needs was crucial to winning the case, and due to the diligence and insightfulness of Mr. Love and his team, some of whom were essential witnesses at the tribunal, William was issued with a detailed statement that completely addressed his complex needs, with no abiguity; and the L.A. was then obliged to provide funding to meet those needs.

      St. Marys provides placement to the age of 19, and it became apparent that William needed further education, therapy and life skills training for his future, in order for him to be as independent in his adult life as possible. After much research and after visiting various provisions, we decided that the best place for William would be the National Star college in Cheltenham.

      Again, the L.A. resisted our choice, and expressed their preference to send him to a local placement. Their choice of placement would have been wholly inadequate to meet his complex needs, and worryingly we could see that the L.A. were going to be difficult to deal with again.

      We needed Robert’s help again!

      As we had been so pleased with the way our case had been dealt with on the previous occasion, we decided quite rapidly that we would again engage the services of Robert Love and his team to negotiate on our behalf. With his help we were able to come to an agreement with the L.A. without the need for a tribunal, and William is now a residential student at National Star, with a guaranteed placement for the full three year term.

      Mr. Love has always been extremely helpful, insightful, approachable, and easily contactable by phone. We have always felt that he does his utmost to achieve the best results for us and our son William, who is very happy at his college, and is receiving the proper levels of support that he requires. It is extremely doubtful, in fact I would say it would have been impossible, for us to have achieved either of William’s placements without the considerable help and expertise of Mr. Love, and we would recommended him without hesitation to any parent in a similar, stressful situation.

      Mr and Mrs T

    • Professional and efficient
    • The service I received was not just professional and efficient but was also dealt with compassion and understanding. – Mrs B

    • Robert was very positive and knowledgable from the start.
    • I have just had the pleasure of working with Robert Love on a disability discrimination case against my sons school. Robert was very positive and knowledgeable from the start and we got the deal done with the school prior to the tribunal due to Robert’s knowledge of the Law and gentlemanly way of working. That would have far exceeded any award of extra tuition and agreement to review their methods of needs assessment for future children.

      I believe that this method of working is the best outcome for my son. Most Solicitors just count the hours and pounds, while Robert looks at the people and the families involved and is a true gentleman.

      As the saying goes (if Carlsberg made Solicitors Robert would be the one)!

      I cannot recommend Robert Love of Tayntons highly enough for educational needs.

    • Katerina was very helpful, patient and very efficient.
    • Katerina was very helpful, patient and very efficient.

      We are very grateful to Katerina Hale at Tayntons for advising and supporting us throughout our appeal to SENDIST. We were successful in securing our son a place at The National Star College which we wouldn’t have been able to do without Katerina expertise.

    • Outstanding!
    • The support we received has been outstanding. – Amanda Stocker

    • Thrilled and happy about the service I received
    • I was going through a lot before being referred to Tayntons. The effectiveness was just great and they were constantly communicating with me about everything regarding the case and no table was left unturned as time was considered. I am so thrilled about the servicee that I received as the outcome was positive. My son got into my desired school.

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