Education Law Solicitors

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Advice on School Admissions/Exclusions, and Children with Special Educational Needs

Simpson Millar's Education Law Services

Very few children go through their time at school without any problems at all, although in most cases these disappear very rapidly when both parents and teachers are able to work together. However sometimes children may have greater difficulties either because of a learning disability or because of some other problems with school.

We can help you to find the right solution for your child and family, and ensure that your child receives the education he or she needs.

Education Solicitors - fixed fees available Education, Special Needs, Disabled Children, Community Care, Social Care

Education Law Expertise

  • Simpson Millar’s experience in this field is second to none and our firm has the largest Education Law Team in the country focused on advising parents and students.
  • We work hard to help you get the best for your child while still retaining a good working relationship with the schools concerned wherever possible.
  • We can also work alongside any charities who may also be helping you.

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We specialise in the following areas of education law:

Education Law - A Guide to School Admissions & Exclusions


The knowledge and skill of our Education Law team has been recognised in leading industry guides including the Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners:

Simpson Millar, formerly known as Maxwell Gillott, "has a strong track record advising on school placements and challenging exclusions, and frequently represents clients in tribunal and judicial review proceedings. The ‘pre-eminent’ team has notable expertise on post-16 education matters. Angela Jackman leads the practice, which includes Dan Rosenberg. Elaine Maxwell left in December 2014."

Legal 500, 2015

Simpson Millar, formerly known as Maxwell Gillott, is a "renowned legal aid firm with a high volume of instructions from parents and other individuals. Considerable SEN expertise, notably in hearings, coupled with advice on discrimination matters."

"They have a good grasp of the issues and always have interesting and well-informed commentary."

"Very thorough, very professional, empathetic to the situation that families are in, and very up to date in their advice."

Chambers and Partners UK 2016


Whilst we always strive to resolve matters in the best way possible outside of court, if your case does go to court you can rest assured that you have leading experts on your side.

We believe that the best advocacy at tribunals is undertaken by those who have been working on your case from day one; this is why we undertake most of our own advocacy in-house, unless of course you wish to instruct someone else to represent you in the tribunal.

Contact Us for Expert Legal Advice

Our specialists have proven expertise supporting individuals with complex and wide-ranging education issues. We know that education issues can be intimidating to deal with alone, especially as this area of law is constantly changing.

We're here to offer clear and practical advice, ultimately helping to ensure your child receives the best education and the best start in life.

Contact us today on 0808 129 3320 to find out how we can help you.

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