Leading personal injury and medical negligence solicitors
- Janata Ali
- SEN Specialist
- 0118 467 6547
- Abbots House
- Abbey Street
- RG1 3BD
- United Kingdom
- 0800 124 4845
- 0118 957 3257
As a SEN specialist in Boyes Turner’s leading Education team, Janata draws on 12 years of experience in advising and representing families on special educational needs. Janata’s extensive expertise includes advising on school admissions, exclusions, complaints and school transport appeals. Her successful track record includes complex and difficult cases, many of which settle before reaching the tribunal.
Janata helps parents through the Education, Health and Care (EHC) needs assessment process, including providing representation and conducting appeals to the Special Educational Needs and Disability Tribunal (SENDIST) against local authority refusals to conduct an EHC needs assessment, their refusal to issue an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP), the special educational provision in the EHCP or the named school. Janata works closely with parents to achieve the best possible outcome for their children, in the most efficient and cost-effective way.
Janata is committed to protecting and promoting the rights and interests of children and young people with SEN or with additional learning needs (ALN). She specialises in helping children and young people access education and in securing additional support from their school and local authority. She has a strong track record in achieving special school placements on a residential and day basis in the independent and non-maintained sector for children with complex needs. In this capacity, Janata assists partner, Laxmi Patel, in providing SEN advice, representation and specialist educational support to the children with profound and complex learning difficulties who are represented by Boyes Turner’s outstanding clinical negligence and Court of Protection teams.
Janata shares her SEN expertise at seminars provided for parents, teachers, therapists, charities and other professionals interested in special educational needs and the law. She holds parent education advice clinics at special schools and charities. She also holds training sessions on the Special Educational Needs and Disability Tribunal appeals process and changes in education law for teachers and therapists in special schools.
She is a member of the Education Law Association (ELAS) and the SEN special interest group.
In her spare time, you’ll find Janata following current affairs and politics – an interest she has pursued since working as assistant to a Member of Parliament. She also enjoys reading, travelling and going to the cinema.
Your service would be very difficult to improve, it is already first class - excellent. The caring and very efficient way you have helped us is beyond compare 150%!
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