- Solicitor, Education and Community Care

Serena Fasso | Solicitor, Education & Community Care | Simpson Millar LLP
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Based in: Wimbledon

Expertise:

Education Law and Community Care

Career:

Serena is a trainee solicitor based in the Education and Community Care department of our Wimbledon office, specialising in education law. She has represented both parents and young people in appeals to the First and Upper Tier Tribunals in a range of SEN matters and in negotiations with local authorities under the pre-action protocol for judicial review in respect of breaches of their statutory obligation to provide suitable education. Serena has also gained experience advising looked-after children and care leavers with respect to duties owed to them by their local authority.

Prior to joining MG in April 2014, Serena worked as a volunteer and then a caseworker at Kesar & Co Solicitors in asylum and immigration law, particularly working with unaccompanied asylum-seeking children.

Serena has a degree in Classics from the University of Cambridge and a Master’s in International Studies and Diplomacy from the School of Oriental and African Studies (University of London), where she specialised in the comparative analysis of children’s rights in international and Islamic law. Following her academic studies, Serena completed internships at the International Criminal Court and EuroJust in The Hague, The Netherlands, to gain an understanding of international law. Between 2006 and 2013 Serena worked with international development charities specialising in public policy and advocacy work in low-income countries, prior to pursuing her vocational legal studies in London.

Serena has a particular interest in promoting and enforcing the right of access to suitable education on behalf of vulnerable young people including those with disabilities, those who have come into contact with the youth justice system and trafficked individuals.

Reviews:

Serena kept us informed fully throughout the whole process. She displayed a great deal of professionalism and subject knowledge. Her meticulous attention to detail in gathering and analysing the evidence helped to achieved a successful outcome at the SEND tribunal.


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