Katie is a Fellow of the Institute of Legal Executives and an Honours Graduate of the University of Wales, Swansea. Having specialised in Education Law throughout her career to date she joined Langley Wellington in April 2004. During this time her caseload has included Judicial Review proceedings and Appeals to the High Court.
Katie’s particular area of interest is Special Educational Needs and appeals to the SEND Tribunal. She advises and represents parents seeking to obtain or challenge a Statement of Special Educational Needs for their child and has acted for many parents across the country. She undertakes a varied private caseload of SEND Tribunal work including appeals for children with Dyslexia, Hearing Impairment, Aspergers Syndrome, Autistic Spectrum Disorder, Speech and Language Impairment and Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties.
Katie represents parents at all stages of the statementing process from obtaining a Statutory Assessment of their child’s needs, securing a Statement of Special Educational Needs, appealing a decision to cease to maintain a Statement and challenging the wording and provision specified in a Statement, including the named school. She has dealt with cases involving children of all ages from under compulsory school age to those entering post 16 provision.