Robert Love
  • Robert Love

  • In Memoriam

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.

In Memoriam – Robert Love

    • 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... Read... Read more
    • 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... Read more
    • 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... Read more
    • 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... Read more
    • 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... 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

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