This website page is in remembrance of our dear colleague Robert Love who sadly died in November 2019. Robert was a leader in the field of Special Education Needs law, described by some as ‘the godfather of SEN’.
We have kept this page on our website in recognition of Robert’s career and all the good he did for hundreds of young people, who relied on his legal expertise to secure them the support they required.
Not only helping families individually, but Robert’s hard-fought cases also ensured that all statements of special educational needs (SEN) should specify the precise amount of help in terms of hours per week that a child should receive – this was a major step forward in ensuring that children with special educational needs (SEN) received the right help.
Robert qualified as a Solicitor in 1975 after studying Law at the College of Law in Guildford and completing the Law Society Finals. He joined Tayntons in 2012.
With over 34 years of experience, Robert was a highly knowledgeable Special Educational Needs (SEN) Solicitor. Robert became interested in this area of law when he was seeking support from the Local Authority for his eldest son, who has significant learning difficulties and special educational needs. He had many years of practice in the Special Educational Needs (SEN) sector.
For many years, Robert represented hundreds of parents who have faced similar difficulties finding the support their children need and the specialist placements the children require. Robert adopted a sympathetic but practical approach to the needs and support of children with special educational needs. He advised parents on their child’s Education, Health, and Care Plan (EHCP) and ensured that they received the right help. Robert had a significant level of success in SENDIST appeals and successfully secured the right provision for hundreds of young people.
Robert will be missed by his family, colleagues and clients but his legal legacy will live on.