Education Law and Child Care Proceedings

Lydia Neill



Lydia is a solicitor specialising in Education Law and Child Care Proceedings, based between our Manchester and Lancaster offices.

She joined Simpson Millar in 2018 as an Education Law Paralegal, before starting her training contract in April 2021 and working within Education Law and Child Care.

Lydia has experience in all areas of Education Law and has expertise in appeals to the Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Tribunal. Lydia also works on disability discrimination claims and Judicial Review.

Lydia also works on cases relating to children and their families. This involves representing parents and other family members in Care Proceedings and during the Pre-Proceedings process.

What Our Clients Think of Lydia

  • "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."



  • "Lydia Neill was amazing supported my daughter and myself through a stressful year regarding my daughters ECHP."



  • "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 graduated with an LLB in Law from Lancaster University in 2018 and completed her LLM in Professional Legal Practice at The University of Law in 2021. She qualified as a solicitor in April 2023.


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