- Solicitor, Education and Community Care

Serena Fasso | Solicitor, Education & Community Care | Simpson Millar LLP
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Based in: Wimbledon

Expertise:

Education Law and Community Care

Career:

Serena is a solicitor in our Public Law team, based in Wimbledon. She specialises in education and community care law. Serena joined Simpson Millar in 2014 as a paralegal and qualified as a solicitor in December 2016, having completed training seats in the Education, Community Care and Court of Protection teams.

Serena is regularly instructed in a range of education matters, including appeals in the First and Upper Tier Special Educational Needs and Disability Tribunals and judicial review claims. She advocates on her clients’ behalf at Tribunal appeal hearings. She also acts for adults and young people in community care matters arising under the Care Act 2014 and Children Act 1989, and Court of Protection matters on behalf of individuals who lack capacity.

She has a particular interest in equality and discrimination law, including disability discrimination claims in the Tribunal, and representing young people who have come into contact with the justice system as well as those who lack capacity to make decisions for themselves.

Serena has a degree in Classics from the University of Cambridge and a Master’s in International Studies and Diplomacy from the School of Oriental and African Studies (University of London), where she specialised in the study of children’s rights. Prior to joining Simpson Millar and pursuing her vocational training in law, Serena spent a few years working with international development charities in policy and advocacy roles, with a focus on managing public health projects and developing civil society partnerships in low- and middle-income countries.

Reviews:

Serena kept us informed fully throughout the whole process. She displayed a great deal of professionalism and subject knowledge. Her meticulous attention to detail in gathering and analysing the evidence helped to achieved a successful outcome at the SEND tribunal.


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