Robert Love qualified as a Solicitor in 1975 after studying Law at the College of Law in Guildford and completing the Law Society Finals. Robert joined Tayntons in 2012.
With over 33 years of experience, Robert is 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. has many years of practice in the Special Educational Needs (SEN) sector.
For many years, Robert has represented hundreds of parents who have faced similar difficulties finding the support their children need and the specialist placements the children require. Robert adopts a sympathetic but practical approach to the needs and support of children with special educational needs.
Robert advises parents on their child’s Education, Health, and Care Plan (EHCP) and ensuring that they receive the right help. He has had a significant level of success in SENDIST appeals and has successfully secured the right provision for hundreds of young people. He also advises on Post 16/19 placements via an EHCP, which can remain in place until the age of 25. Furthermore, Robert advises on adult placements where the young person continues to need a high level of support and care.
The Education Department works closely with Janine Guthrie in our Private Client department assisting with deputyship applications. They can also advise in respect of a person’s entitlement to Disability Living Allowances, now replaced by Personal Independence Payment (PIP).
Having successfully run a number of high profile cases such as R v Secretary of State for Education ex p. E  – L v Clarke and Somerset County Council . Robert ensured that a statement 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.