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A firm of solicitors regularly used by LAs to represent them in SEND tribunals has betrayed their appalling attitude to children with additional needs and their families on Twitter this weekend.

They are well known amongst parents of children with additional needs for their dreadful tactics and willingness to win cases at all costs.

 

If you can find a little time to message your local councillor and ask for reassurance that they will not be employing this firm to represent them in tribunals in the future, a lot of parents will have reason to be grateful to you.

It's hard enough trying to care for children with additional needs without having to contend with professionals who are very willing to cause you harm in order to ensure that you can't get your child's educational needs met.

Their tweet is a perfect example of their attitude and behaviour when dealing with vulnerable families.

 

http://www.legalcheek.com/2016/06/outrage-as-law-firm-takes-to-social-media-to-boast-of-great-win-over-parents/

 

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This links to an article just published by The Guardian about the matter.

 

http://www.theguardian.com/law/2016/jun/13/baker-small-law-firm-parents-tweets-children-special-educational-needs

 

I'm sure everyone's local councillor would appreciate a copy of the link to give them the opportunity to ensure that their own authority isn't employing these people :)

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i wonder in how many of these 'cases' that the cost of paying for expensive solicitors outweighs the cost of possible provision for the child :(

 

Worse than this is the fact that they will fight to prevent a child getting the school provision they know he or she really needs. If we don't win our upcoming battle, our child will never be able to go to school again. They know this full well and are ploughing on regardless. Sadly, we are far from the only ones in this position.

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Worse than this is the fact that they will fight to prevent a child getting the school provision they know he or she really needs. If we don't win our upcoming battle, our child will never be able to go to school again. They know this full well and are ploughing on regardless. Sadly, we are far from the only ones in this position.

im afraid I know of three cases in not dissimilar positions. Good luck and fight the fight....xxx

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