- Associate, Education and Community Care

Samantha Hale | Associate Solicitor | Education and Community Care | Simpson Millar LLP
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Based in: London

Expertise:

Education Law and Community care

Career:

In August 2016 Samantha was made Associate at Simpson Millar LLP.

Samantha Hale is a Solicitor specialising in the law of education, and also has experience in community care and public law. She has experience in all areas of education law including and not limited to school admissions; school exclusions; securing suitable education for children who are not receiving any or a minimal amount; and home to school transport.

She is also experienced in and has a particular interest in helping secure suitable educational placements and provision for children and young people with special educational needs, including appeals in the Special Educational Needs and Disability Tribunal. Her experience within the Special Educational Needs and Disability Tribunal also includes discrimination claims.

Samantha first began working for Simpson Millar, in the Lancaster office in August 2007 as a telephone advisor and then completed her training contract with the firm, qualifying as a Solicitor in December 2009. Following qualification she relocated to Essex and continued working within the field of education, community care and public law for a local firm. She briefly worked for a charity providing legal services in these areas for vulnerable children and young people until this service was closed.

Samantha then took up employment as an Education Solicitor at Hertfordshire County Council, where she gained valuable experience on the internal workings of Local Authorities, before returning to Simpson Millar at our London office.

She has a degree in Law and Criminology from Lancaster University and has completed an introductory course in British Sign Language.

Interests

Outside of work Samantha enjoys learning to ice skate and walks with her very excitable puppy.

Reviews:

The tribunal's decision could not have been reached without your help, expertise and attention to detail. It was clear you have taken a special and, we suspect, a personal interest in our son's case, which has been extremely comforting to us along the tough journey to this point. I would wholeheartedly encourage all parents with a similar disabled child, whose needs cannot be met by their local authority, to engage you to help them to obtain a suitable school that can. THANK YOU!


Samantha Hale is the only person who is supporting us and without this help my son would be out of school and I would have had a nervous breakdown. We have tried to get support from every single direction from the Local Authority, the NHS, and through multiple local and national charities. It is only through Simpson Millar, and in particular Samantha, that I have found someone who follows through and advocates for us in a way that has made a positive difference.


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