We help children with Special Education Needs

We specialise in helping parents of children with Special Educational Needs (SEN) secure the additional support or specialist teaching they really need.

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Don't leave your child's school future to chance.

If parents are not happy with the school that their child has been allocated they can make an appeal for their first choice school.

Know your rights

Feeling lost after your child's exclusion?

We are often asked to advise parents when their child has received either a fixed term or permanent exclusion from school.

Get the facts

University injustice? Want to be heard?

We lead negotiations to solve problems using legal arguments when necessary. We also act on the complaints procedure, which must be followed.

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Turner’s Solicitors Education Law Specialists


Turner’s is headed by Emma Turner, a Solicitor and experienced advocate in education cases.

Emma has developed a first class reputation across England and Wales as a specialist in this niche area of law.
Every parent wishes for the best possible opportunities for their child, whether their child attends a mainstream school or has Special Educational Needs (SEN) that require specialist teaching.

Education law protects the interests of children with SEN but all too often legal obligations need to pointed out to local authorities and schools. Education Health and Care Plans (EHCP) can be key to securing the best education for children with SEN.

Turner’s Solicitors Education Law Specialists


Turner’s is headed by Emma Turner, a Solicitor and experienced advocate in education cases.

Emma has developed a first class reputation across England and Wales as a specialist in this niche area of law.

Every parent wishes for the best possible opportunities for their child, whether their child attends a mainstream school or has Special Educational Needs (SEN) that require specialist teaching.

Education law protects the interests of children with SEN but all too often legal obligations need to pointed out to local authorities and schools. Education Health and Care Plans (EHCP) can be key to securing the best education for children with SEN.

Need advice? We offer a free consultation.

Call 01656‍ 768 500 today.

Whether you are tired of fighting the system or your child has Special Educational Needs that are not being met, Emma Turner can help.

A little
about Emma

Emma is one of the UK’s leading lawyers in this specialist field, who travels across England and Wales to represent clients. She has been qualified for more than 20 years and has a wide client base of parents, schools, students and charities across the country.

Emma Turner works closely with parents to secure positive outcomes from School Admission and Exclusion Appeals. Emma develops a close working relationship with clients to best understand their unique circumstances.

A little
about Emma

Emma is one of the UK’s leading lawyers in this specialist field, who travels across England and Wales to represent clients. She has been qualified for more than 20 years and has a wide client base of parents, schools, students and charities across the country.

Emma Turner works closely with parents to secure positive outcomes from School Admission and Exclusion Appeals. Emma develops a close working relationship with clients to best understand their unique circumstances.

95%

success rate

or above in tribunal cases

“A very professional and efficient service which delivered a positive result. I would highly recommend Turner’s Solicitors.”

Mrs Linda Jones

Why trust us?

We take clients through the process of obtaining a statutory assessment and securing or amending a statement of special educational needs. In cases that have ended up in tribunal, Emma Turner has a success rate in excess of 95%.

Turner’s is a niche practice that only deals in education law. We are one of the UK’s leading practices in this field, representing client in all parts of England and Wales. Some testimonials are included on this website and contact details of past and existing clients can be provided when required.

Some clients arrive with us already having received a statement of SEN, which they seek to improve or change school. Other clients have a statement which the authority/school is not following.
You may have school admission issues; your child may be excluded or may have experienced discrimination in school. Whichever the case, Turner’s Solicitors provide specialist legal advice in all areas of education law. We can help parents to obtain the best possible opportunities for their child, whatever their special needs or learning difficulties.
Specialist legal advice is also given in University Appeals, whether it be securing specialist provision or bringing complaints to the Office of Independent Adjudicator.

FAQs

What is an EHC plan?

An EHC plan (Education Health and Care Plan) is a legal document that describes a child or young person’s special educational, health and social care needs.  Read more

How can I get an Education Health Care Plan?

The first step to obtaining an Education Health and Care Plan (EHCP) is to get an Education Health and Care Assessment.  This can be requested by the school, parents or the young person (if over 16 years old). Read more

What should I expect in an EHC Plan?

The Education Health and Care Plan is written very differently from the old style Statement of Special Educational Needs.  All children with old style statements will have their statements transferred to EHC Plans over time. Read more

John's Story

John was a bright 10 year old autistic boy who struggled to settle at school.  He suffered anxiety in all aspects of his school life.  His parents were constantly being contacted by the Head Teacher complaining about poor behaviour.

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Jake's Story

Jake was a boy in Reception Class. He had severe communication difficulties which required 1:1 support and Speech and Language Therapy built into his school day. His parents wanted him to remain in a mainstream school and believed that with the appropriate 1:1 support this would be possible.

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Stephanie's Story

Stephanie had severe and complex special educational needs and was non-verbal. The local authority refused to accept that a specialist residential school was the most appropriate setting to meet her educational development.
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Paula's Story

Paula was a PhD student at a leading university.  She was failed and claimed that her supervision had not been appropriate and had prevented her from succeeding.
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Need advice? We offer a free consultation.

Call ‌01656‍ ‌768‍ ‌500 today.

Not sure what a EHC plan is? See our Frequently Asked Questions.

TURNER'S SOLICITORS

Turner’s Solicitors specialise in helping parents and students gain the most from their school, college or University experience.  We handle all matters relating to education including Special Educational Needs, Admission Appeals, Exclusion Appeals, University Complaints and Disability Discrimination cases.
CONTACT

Great Barn, Wallas Farm,
Ewenny, Bridgend CF35 5AE
01656 768 500
info@educationlawspecialists.co.uk