Laxmi Patel

Partner and Head of Special Educational Needs, Boyes Turner LLP

Laxmi is an SEND legal specialist and advises parents of children with SEND. Her expertise includes working closely with parents, schools and local authorities to ensure that children and young people with SEND get the educational support they need. Where this is not possible, Laxmi will help parents by appealing to the SEND Tribunal. Laxmi worked in maintained schools before moving into SEN legal work. She has been a voluntary education advisor for the National Autistic Society and a school governor. She writes on SEN issues and provides training to professionals and to SEN independent supporters.


Session Details

The ‘New’ Special Educational Needs & Disability (Send) Regime – What’s Happening V What Should Be Happening?

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Overview of the key changes brought about by the Children and Families Act 2014 and SEND Pilot Regulations 2018 and what this means for local authorities, schools and professionals working in SEND. Laxmi will discuss key areas causing concern and what can be done to help rectify this.

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