Simpson Millar Welcomes A New Addition To The Education Team
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Simpson Millar is pleased to welcome Gregg Burrough to the Education Law team in our Wimbledon office. We'd also to congratulate Serena Fasso for qualifying as a solicitor in Education Law.
After qualifying in 2011 at a large national civil legal aid firm, Gregg undertook seats in Housing Law, Community Care, and Criminal Defence. He also has experience in Public law and litigation through Judicial Review.
He joined Simpson Millar in January 2017 as a Solicitor in Education Law, having previously worked in a large outer London Local Authority for 3 years as their SEN Tribunal Officer.
Gregg has experience in Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) appeals through ensuring children’s special educational needs are adequately specified and quantified in their Statement of SEN or Education, Health and Care Plans as well as ensuring that children attend suitable educational placements.
Gregg is also able to advise on matters relating to Judicial Review, children out of school, disability discrimination, school admissions, as well as school exclusions.
"This is an exciting time for the Education Law team, with the arrival of Gregg and Serena qualifying as a solicitor", says Imogen Jolley, Partner and Head of Education Law and Community Care.
"At a time when the education sector is facing increasing pressure, it's likely that parents are going to come across more challenges when trying to make sure the right provisions are in place for their children."
"Gregg's knowledge of SEND tribunals and appeals will be a real asset to families and our team, as well as his commitment to helping children secure the right type of support and placements."
In addition to his experience in cases involving children with SEND, Gregg also gained 2 years' experience in regulatory law whilst working for the Football Association. His role involved risk-assessing an individual’s suitability to work with children and vulnerable adults within football under the Football Association’s Safeguarding Rules and Regulations.
Gregg also volunteers for a Salvation Army Law Centre clinic on a drop-in basis in South West London. He also undertook a course to assist clients through the Free Representation Unit, a scheme designed to assist clients of limited means at risk of losing their Welfare Benefits and have exercised the right of appeal through the First-tier Tribunal.
"I am extremely excited to be joining Simpson Millar and its successful, established Education department", Gregg comments.
"I am keen to ensure that children, families, and young people receive support through appropriately specified Statements of SEN and Education, Health and Care Plans. I have been always impressed by Simpson Millar’s approach in attempting to work with Local Authorities whilst obtaining the best possible outcomes for their clients."
"I am looking forward to working with experienced education solicitors and Local Authorities to ensure children and young people receive the appropriate support within schools and colleges."