- Solicitor, Education and Community Care

Gregg Burrough | Solicitor, Education and Community Care | Simpson Millar LLP - Wimbledon
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Based in: Wimbledon

Expertise:

Education LawCommunity Care, and SEN

Career:

Gregg joined Simpson Millar in January 2017 having previously worked in a large outer London Local Authority for three years as their SEN Tribunal Officer. He has experience in Special Educational Needs and Disability 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 qualified in 2011 at a large national civil legal aid firm, where he undertook seats in Housing Law, Community Care and Criminal defence. He also has experience in Public law and litigation through Judicial Review. He has also worked for the Football Association for two years in regulatory law. He would risk assess individual’s suitability to work with children and vulnerable adults within football under the Football Association’s Safeguarding Rules and Regulations.

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.

Additionally, Gregg volunteers with a Salvation Army Law Centre clinic on a drop in basis in South West London. He has also undertaken 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.

He obtained a joint Honours degree in Law and French spending time in a French university and is a fluent French speaker.

Interests

In his spare time, Gregg enjoys playing football and golf (with varying degrees of success). He is a qualified football referee and coach. He is also an avid follower of Hereford F.C, which often makes for entertaining weekends in their quest to regain league status.

Reviews:

Mr Burrough's expertise in SEND issues proved to be exactly what I needed when the application to my local authority for a further year at a specialist residential college for my daughter hit major problems. After months of escalating frustration and stress it was a huge relief to make contact with Mr Burrough who really impressed me with both his grasp of the relevant legislation and how it applied in my daughter's case. One detailed and authoritative letter to the local authority, which left officials there in doubt of the gravity of the situation and the robust steps that would be taken if the authority continued to act outside the legislative framework, proved to be exactly what was needed to draw the case to a speedy and successful conclusion.


I wanted to express my sincere thanks for the time that is given voluntarily by Gregg Burrough each week to provide legal advice and support to those attending the clinic. I was great to see first-hand what a difference the programme is making to the lives of individuals who have attended the clinic. It is not an exaggeration to say that your firm's commitment to the programme is helping to transform lives of people in the local area.


Gregg Burrough is a credit to this company! He has been fantastic.


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