Public Law

Heather Davidson

Public Law Associate Solicitor


Heather is a qualified Public Law Associate Solicitor in our Education & Children’s Rights Team. She works across a range of areas, including education, social care, community care and public law matters.

She has experience in special education needs matters including EHCP appeals at the First-Tier Tribunal (Special Education Needs and Disability) as well as education related Judicial Reviews. Her work is focused on making sure children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities get suitable education and provision.

She has a particular interest in using the law to protect and promote the welfare of vulnerable young people and children. Heather specialises in bringing Judicial Review challenges against local authority decisions to deny support or accommodation to some of the most vulnerable people in society including children in need and care leavers.

What Our Clients Think of Heather

  • "We had a complex legal matter relating to our child, and Simpson Millar took it on for us. They were excellent: clear, honest, courteous and careful to ensure they worked collaboratively. Heather Davidson really does care about the child, and the family, and she focused in on the key issues, agreed an astute strategy, and then worked tirelessly to ensure a good resolution for us."

    Olivia Lee


  • "They are honestly the most attentive solicitor firm, all my needs were met throughout and I was lucky enough to experience the support from Heather who was able to evaluate my circumstances and find solutions efficiently and decisively."

    Shan M


  • "The process of applying for an EHC Plan can be unnecessarily long and difficult, especially when you are already balancing work and caring responsibilities. I’m not sure I could have done this without expert guidance and support from our Simpson Millar solicitor: Heather Davidson. I am so grateful to Heather and also to those who gave me this recommendation."



Heather completed her training contract at Allen & Overy LLP, a magic circle law firm in London. On qualification, she chose to pursue a different career path, and focused her attentions to working in Public Law.

In addition to her City experience, she has experience as an advisor at a law centre in London, and as a researcher for the Human Rights Implementation Centre based at Bristol University.

She graduated from the University of Bristol with an LLB Law Degree and gained a Legal Practice Couse qualification at BPP London.

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