Louise O’Driscoll has been a solicitor for over 15 years starting her professional career as a criminal solicitor in the Midlands before developing an interest in education law. Louise has strong advocacy and analytical skills from her years appearing before Magistrates and Judges and they are put to excellent use in this field. She is confident at drafting written submissions as well as delivering a logical, clear and concise argument in person before school Governors, The Independent Appeals Panel or University Panels.
Louise advises parents and families on issues regarding children and
students in the following areas:
– EHCP plans – applying, failing to assess, failing to implement, failure to
name a school, failure to review/amend
– SEN Tribunals, appealing aspects of an EHCP, disability discrimination
– Primary and Secondary School Admission Appeals
– Change of circumstances, second appeals
– ESFA Complaints
– University investigations such as fitness to practise, fitness to study,
academic and non-academic misconduct whether that be initiation of the
process or appealing the outcome
– Complaints to the OIA
– School Complaints
Her clients are grateful for the caring and professional way she deals with their case from start to finish.
Expert advice & representation in these areas
A correct EHCP is crucial in enabling children with special educational needs to receive the support they need in school. Our solicitors will help you get the right plan for your child.
Our expert solicitors can help throughout the EHCP appeals process. We can discuss the merits of an appeal, help you to gather the documentation that you need and represent you in a hearing.
Our solicitors can provide as much support as you require. We can create the EHCP application on your behalf, or we can advise you as you fill out the necessary forms.
Independent & Private School Solicitors
Our solicitors will work with you to resolve disputes with your child's independent or private school, or to help ensure that your child receives the best possible experience during their time there.
Student Misconduct Inquiries
We advise and represent students facing their university’s disciplinary processes with the goal of allowing you to continue your education and safeguard your future.
Our solicitors are experienced in defending criminal investigations brought by the BEIS, including advice when invited to a formal interview under caution.
Sexual Allegations Against University Students
Our specialist crime and education solicitors can help students facing sexual allegations at every stage of the university's misconduct process.
Student Fitness to Practise
Our experience working with healthcare professionals extends to students, who may be the subject of a fitness to practise investigation whilst studying. Contact us to discuss your options.
The speed and thoroughness of the advice we were given was of top quality, and given the quick turn around with the case, I couldn’t be more satisfied.
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