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 needs may require more support. It is important that their needs are recognised early on and their potential learning or developmental difficulties are identified from a young age. We firmly believe that if a child receives the correct level of provision in the right educational setting at an early stage your child has the ability to attain their full potential.

Our team are highly experienced in this area, offering expert Special Educational Needs (SEN) legal advice to parents, schools and other individuals and organisations.

We can help you with everything from Educational, Health and Care (EHC) Needs Assessments, Statements of SEN and EHC plans to Court of Protection deputyships and Special Education Needs and Disability Tribunals (SENDIST).

We offer a sensitive but practical approach to dealing with these matters, ensuring the best possible outcome for children with special educational needs and those who care for them.

Our team has a 98% track record of settling the majority of cases before they reach Tribunal saving you costs, time, and emotional distress.

Speak to one of our Special Educational Needs team now by calling 0800 158 4147 or request a call back and a member of our team will be in touch promptly.

SEN Charitable Funding

In certain cases, we can offer access to charitable trust funding depending on the merits of the case and financial eligibility. To find out if you qualify for this funding please contact us

Our Special Educational Needs legal services

We offer comprehensive legal support and advice covering all of the key issues affecting families who have a child or young person with special educational needs.

We have helped many families over the years to secure the educational and therapeutic input that their child requires in relation to the following:

  • Autism
  • Asperger’s Syndrome
  • Attention Deficit Disorder/ADD
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder/ADHD
  • Anxiety
  • Down’s Syndrome
  • Dyslexia /Specific learning difficulties
  • Dyspraxia
  • Gross and fine motor difficulties
  • Emotional & Behavioural Difficulties
  • Hearing Impairment
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
  • Oppositional Defiance Disorder
  • Speech & Language Difficulties
  • Visual Impairment

Our Fees – Get an initial assessment of your situation using our fixed fee SEN report

At Tayntons our specialist Special Educational Needs (SEN) team have helped many clients get the right provision, school placement and best possible outcome for their child’s future.

To help you assess the strengths and weaknesses of your case we offer a fixed fee assessment, limiting your initial outlay whilst providing you with insights on the steps needed to take it forward. The benefit of this fixed fee assessment is that you will get expert SEN legal advice quickly at minimal cost and gain insights into the possible time and cost implications required to pursue your case before proceeding further.

In order to complete this assessment report, our SEN specialists will need to review all of the relevant paperwork and documentation regarding your child. We can then produce a written advice which will cover the following:-

  • Strengths and weaknesses of your case
  • Assessing the evidence that you have obtained
  • What steps you need to take to try and ensure that you win your case
  • The experts that you may need to instruct
  • Prospects of success
  • Important dates to be aware of
  • Costs estimate
  • Steps to be taken going forward

Our specialist SEN assessment report costs just £500 plus VAT.

If after reading the report you would like Tayntons to act for you, we will be able to hit the ground running having completed the initial assessment. We believe in making our advice and pricing fair and transparent and before proceeding to act for you we will let you have a client care letter with an estimate of our costs and terms and conditions of business.

For more information on any aspect related to your child or young person’s learning or physical disability, please contact the Special Educational Needs Team on 0800 158 4147 or Contact Us.

As qualified lawyers we can offer advice in respect of all education and legal issues including SENDIST Appeals and in respect of the following areas:

  • Education, Health & Care Plans (EHCP)
  • Disability Discrimination Claims
  • School Exclusions
  • Home Tuition
  • School Transport
  • Post 16 & 19 Provision
  • School Admissions
  • Children Out of Education
  • Advice regarding Social Care Funding and Adult Placements

How we can assist you

We have access to specialist Barristers who can be instructed to provide advice on complex matters and attend hearings with clients.

SEN Charitable Funding 

 In certain cases, we can offer access to charitable trust funding depending on the merits of the case and financial eligibility. To find out if you qualify for this funding please contact us.

Get in touch with our Special Educational Needs team

For help with any aspect of Special Educational Needs legislation anywhere in the UK, please contact us today by calling 0800 158 4147 or request a call back and a member of our team will be in touch promptly.

    • Special Educational Needs (SEN) service makes a difference
    • We wanted to thank you as a family 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. Once again, thank you so much. We shall tell everyone we... Read... Read more
    • Knowledge, work ethic & expertise are exceptional
    • Its a pleasure to supply a testimonial to Tayntons. 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. I would absolutely recommend Tayntons and will no doubt be using them again in the... Read more
    • Delighted with service
    • We were delighted with the service provided in helping us obtain funding from our Local Authority for a residential placement for our son.  – Ms... Read more
    • Considerable help and expertise
    • 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. We felt relieved that we now had expert help through... Read more
    • Very positive and knowledgeable 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... Read more
    • Very helpful, patient and very efficient.
    • Very helpful, patient and very efficient. We are very grateful to 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 their... Read more
    • 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... Read more

To contact us please call 0800 158 4147, 03330 145451, email info@tayntons.co.uk or use our