Emily Gent -
Associate, Education and Community Care
T: 0345 357 9850
F: 0345 357 9899
Based in: Lancaster
Education Law and Community Care specialist
Emily qualified as a solicitor in 2005, after training with Irwin Mitchell in clinical negligence and public law, with a focus on community care issues, and joined us in 2006. She became a Director of Maxwell Gillott (a former trading style of Simpson Millar LLP) in 2007 and specialises in education and access to health and social care services (particularly cases involving more than one of these areas of law). She is consulted on an informal basis by various charities, schools, advice and advocacy agencies and delivers training on community care and education law.
She has worked with disabled people and their families throughout her career and has been employed by charities and local authorities. Emily recently extended her hands on experience by taking 18 months out of law to work in a home for young people with emotional and behavioural difficulties. Emily is committed to assisting individuals get public services they are entitled to. Her specialist legal work relies on knowledge of education and community care, human rights and discrimination law.
Quoted in Chambers and Partners 2014: Emily Gent is "very strong," according to sources. She focuses on education law and community care.