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Empathetic and dedicated, Hannah qualified as solicitor in 2005, initially specialising in Children’s Public Law, acting for both parents, guardians and then for a large Local Authority acting for Children’s Services in the magistrates and County Courts.
In 2012 Hannah moved to specialise in Special Educational Needs (SEN) Law. Being the parent of a child with complex special educational needs Hannah is uniquely placed to understand, empathise, and represent parents at even the earliest stages of parenthood when difficulties can arise for their child. Parents appreciate having the opportunity to discuss matters with a solicitor who has the depth of personal and professional experience she brings to the role.
Hannah has represented parents and young people at SEN Tribunal and has secured settlements and placements at highly specialist and high cost facilities. She has worked on a number of cases for 52 week specialist residential placements jointly funded by health, social care and education concerning meeting the needs of children with extremely complex and multifaceted needs always securing a positive outcome for those families.
Hannah’s diverse expertise both education and social care obligations towards children with complex needs and she is able to advise on issues of disability discrimination, transitions, school transport for children with SEN and the role of social care.
By working closely with parents and young people, Hannah aim’s to resolve cases through negotiation wherever possible and secure the best outcomes for families..