Lydia Neill

Education Law Paralegal

Lydia is kind, efficient and a clear communicator. I am autistic and she took the time to adapt her communication for my needs. I would recommend Lydia to everyone if I could! Everyone I have dealt with so far has been wonderful. I couldn't be happier with the service all round. Thank you Lydia and all the team.Kathryn
Lydia Neill was amazing supported my daughter and myself through a stressful year regarding my daughters ECHP.Nicola
I cannot praise Simpson Millar enough for their help with our daughter’s secondary school appeal. Lydia equipped us with the knowledge needed to help us to raise key points in preparation for our appeal and gave us great advice and support, which ultimately resulted in a successful appeal!
From the first point of contact with Simpson Millar to the end process of the school appeal they were professional, diligent and supportive. Excellent service, I would highly recommend!Emma M

Lydia is now a Trainee Solicitor in Education Law in our Public Law team. She works mainly on Special Educational Needs and Disability Tribunal appeals, including appeals against:

  • Local Authority decisions to refuse to carry out an Education, Health and Care Needs Assessment
  • Refusals to issue an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP)
  • Decisions to cease to maintain an Education, Health and Care Plan
  • The contents of Education, Health and Care Plans, including school placements.

Lydia also works on disability discrimination claims and Judicial Review cases.

She began her career at Simpson Millar immediately after graduating with an LLB in law at Lancaster University in 2018.

Interests outside of work

Lydia is a keen swimmer and enjoys spending time with family and friends.

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