Gurvinder Samra

Qualified Paralegal

Education


Gurvinder joined Access Legal as a Qualified Paralegal in the education department in January 2014.
Gurvinder Samra

Gurvinder joined Access Legal as a Qualified Paralegal in the education department in January 2014.  Prior to this she worked for Simpson Millar.

Gurvinder specialises in education law, in particular, special educational needs. Gurvinder assists parents and young people with a range of special educational needs and disabilities including autism, cerebral palsy, visual difficulties, learning difficulties, dyslexia, dyspraxia, genetic disorders, Down’s syndrome and hearing difficulties. She assists them in securing educational provision funded by local authorities, which can include therapies such as physiotherapy and occupational therapy and teaching assistants. This provision is detailed in Statements and EHC plans.

Gurvinder advises parents whose children/young people are transferring from a Statement of Special Educational Needs to an Education, Health and Care plan. Providing advice on the composition and content of the Plans. Gurvinder has worked with families across the UK in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Gurvinder has also conducted several appeals to the Special Educational Needs and Disability Tribunal against the content of Statements/EHC plans and school placements.

Gurvinder has assisted and spoken at training sessions for parents, support groups and professionals on special educational needs and the new law in relation to Education, Health and Care Plans.

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