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Specialist education law team joins HCB

Second lateral team hire in a week for national legal firm HCB Solicitors. “We are delighted to announce the renowned specialist education law team, headed by Andrew Barrowclough are joining the HCB national network. The new team specialise in all aspects of education law with a focus on disputes involving making sure that children with special educational needs such as dyslexia and dyspraxia get the educational they need.

Andrew’s team have extensive national experience in assisting clients on a number of complex education law issues and are able to assist parents of children, education professionals and university students on a variety of cases working closely with a number of specialist schools and colleges. 

Formally a partner at Sinclairs Law and now head of the Education Law Department for the whole of the HCB national network Andrew said “The team have assisted hundreds of parents through the Health, Education and Social Care (HESC) Chamber of the First-Tier Tribunal cases and successfully won disputed cases regarding Part 4 of a child’s Statement of SEN to secure much needed specialist placements at provisions that cost as much as £220,000 per annum.”

Mike Gahan, chief executive at HCB Solicitors, said: “This addition of education law specialists to the HCB national network means that the firm can offer this additional service nationally. We have gained a high calibre, highly experienced team." 


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