Legal advice for parents of children with a disability or long-term illness

We provide free legal advice about education to parents of children living with a disability or chronic illness.

We can advise in relation to all areas of Special Educational Needs, including;

  • Support at school to meet a child’s Special Educational Needs
  • Obtaining an Education, Health and Care (EHC) assessment
  • The content of an EHC Plan and choosing a school
  • Appeals to the Special Educational Needs and Disability Tribunal (SENDIST) in relation to all aspects of an EHC Plan, including choice of school

You will receive any urgent advice on the day of the appointment and a detailed letter of advice afterwards.

We target our advice at those unable to pay for it and those not entitled to legal aid.

For more detail on the scope of advice we can give to clients, please visit our limitations section.

Our lawyers are regulated by the Solicitors Regulatory Authority or the Bar Standards Board and the Law Clinic has professional indemnity insurance.


Advice is provided by in-house solicitors, assisted by law students from the University of Liverpool Law Clinic. Our students have been trained in confidentiality and have signed our confidentiality agreement before taking part in this project.

By partaking in our advice service our students experience a real-life advisory role client-practitioner relationship ideal preparation for their future careers.

All advice will be given by our in-house solicitor. The scope of our services means that students being unable to provide legal advice on the day of the appointment.

 

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