Education testimonials

Please scroll down the page to read a selection of testimonials for our Education solicitors.


Please see a selection of testimonials for our Education solicitors below.

Dear Andrew, Nathan, Ed,  Please can I thank you all so much for your assistance on the journey to get S to the school he needs. Everyone has treated us with support and understanding which has made the journey that little bit easier. I would also like to thank Emily and Laura as they have had to settle m nerves on a number of occasions.  I cannot recommend HCB Solicitors Education Law team more highly for their professionalism, drive and compassion. 


Once again, thank you so much. Reading through this post-Tribunal version of T’s plan brings much relief and immense hope compared to the abject horror we experienced  after receiving the original from the LA. We feel very fortunate to have hired your services and to have received your expert guidance towards this victory.


We are delighted with the outcome, the excellent support from the HBC team and the fees charged, which as Ed has indicated are considerably lower than estimated (when does that ever normally happen in the legal world!). 

Mrs I

Despite this being a very stressful and daunting time we were supported brilliantly throughout. Mr Nathan Davies was professional, reliable and fundamentally determined to get the right result for Max. He worked tirelessly to achieve this goal as well as supporting and advising us through this time.

It is difficult to articulate how grateful we are to Nathan Davies for all his hard work and dedication; we will sing his praises for a long time to come! We have no doubt that without him Max would be facing an uncertain future but now Max has the opportunity to reach his full potential and be happy- what more can any parent ask for?

Mr & Mrs S

We would like to say a huge thank you to Andrew Barrowclough from the bottom of our hearts for all your help & dedication in getting our son a place at the only school that can meet his very complex needs. You have made what it is a very stressful process all the more bearable with your calm & confident manner, you reassured us when we thought there was no hope & managed to secure a placement for our son without having to go to tribunal, we couldn't have done it without you!

Wishing you every success for the future!

Mr & Mrs D

Nathan Davies has a genuine desire to help children who have been let down by the education system. He acted on our behalf when we appealed against the LEA's decision not to grant our son a statement. Nathan dealt with all the paperwork and represented us at the SEND tribunal. He was extremely professional and efficient. His knowledge of education law and of SEN procedures was second to none, and his advice invaluable, so as consequence, our appeal was successful. This would not have been possible without Nathan's help and so I would recommend him to all other parents who are in the same, or a similar situation to ours.

Ms R

We are extremely satisfied by the level of service, Andrew Barrowclough and his team have provided.

Andrew is very knowledgeable, experienced and helpful with the educational process.

Our son is vey happy at his new school, we thank you for all your help in achieving this.

Ms R

Our LEA had refused to assess our daughter for an EHC Plan, twice and the thought of our daughter starting school without support or therapy for her neurological speech disorder was heartbreaking. Luckily we contacted Nathan Davies and from our first conversation we felt reassured that he would be able to secure an EHC Plan for our daughter. His extensive knowledge of the legal entitlements for children with special educational needs together with his ability to present cases, ensured our daughter now has ample support and therapy when she starts primary school this year.

Nathan is a true professional and passionate about enabling children to access the curriculum regardless of their needs. I can't thank him enough for giving our daughter the same chances as her peers, to reach her full potential.

Ms O

I would like to take this opportunity to say a big thank you to Andrew Barrowclough from Charlotte for all your efforts. She is know at St Davids and is growing in confidence by the day and is working hard on her reading and writing now she has the tools and the teachers to learn. I believe now she has a real chance to fulfil her potential and without HCB I believe this may of not happened.

Mr & Mrs R

We were recommended using Andrew Barrowclough as our solicitor by some friends that have been in a similar situation to ours & with Andrew's help & expertise managed to secure placements at the preferred schools for their children.  In our case, the local authority were refusing our son a placement at a specialist school for children with autism, they were trying to send him to a school over 70 minutes away & we needed to prove that this school could not meet our son's very complex needs, he has autism, dyspraxia, Sensory processing disorder & extreme anxiety. We also needed our son’s EHCP changing quite considerably.

At the start of this process we were feeling very anxious about having to go through the process of tribunal to get our son a placement in a specialist independent provision for children with autism, however after speaking with Andrew he made us feel at ease & talked through everything in a clear & confident manner, right from the start we felt confident that Andrew would get our son the placement he needed.

Andrew has an amazing understanding of autism & special educational needs & it is clear he is passionate about getting the right outcome.

Every time we had a question or a wobble we were able to speak to Andrew directly or his secretary Emily, emails were always responded to quickly, every part of the process was explained thoroughly & clearly, which helped with reducing our stress levels!

We were so relieved that we managed to get the local authority to agree to the placement for our son & to all the changes to our sons EHCP before stepping foot in the tribunal & this was all thanks to Andrew & his team at HCB solicitors.

We would highly recommend HCB Solicitors & particularly Andrew Barrowclough for help with education Law, we have already passed on your details to some parents who possibly face a similar situation to ours in the future.

We cannot thank you all enough.

Mr & Mrs D

Dear Nathan

We are writing to express our sincere gratitude for the expert help you provided to secure a place at the specialist school for our son Joseph. It was crucial for Joseph to get this placement to secure his wellbeing and future educational needs.

Your patience, understanding and expert knowledge were evident from the start. During our first conversation you demonstrated understanding of our son's complex condition. Your letter to the local authority depicted their confused position and helped to get clarity on the matter.

We are delighted that the matter was resolved without having to go to tribunal. We believe your involvement was instrumental in making this happen. Your help was invaluable during an emotional and exhausting journey and we cannot express enough how important it was to secure the right help for Joseph’s future.

Mrs J & Mr M

After an agonising 2 week wait, today we found out L's appeal was successful and he's been given a 52 week residential placement. To say Thank you doesn't seem enough as it's no exaggeration to say you've helped L tremendously which will have a positive impact on him for the rest of his life. We will never forget that. Thanks again.


Mr & Mrs H


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