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About Stephanie

Stephanie specialises in the education sector and works in the School Support Service team, advising schools and academies on a range of issues including exclusions and admissions, employment, data protection and freedom of information.

Recent Experience

Whilst in her previous role, Stephanie’s experience included:

  • Advising on matters relating to special education needs, to include drafting Education, Health and Care Plans and attending the subsequent negotiation and review meetings with the local authority, school and parent
  • Advising on school exclusions and matters of equality
  • Advising on potential disability discrimination claims
  • Advising on potential breach of contract claims
  • Advising on potential judicial review proceedings
  • Advising on Data Protection Act and Freedom of Information Act requests
  • Advising on a potential defamation claim against a parent
  • Advising employees on matters of equal pay

Professional Memberships

Law Society of England and Wales

Career Experience

2018 to present: Associate, Winckworth Sherwood

2016 to 2018: Trainee Solicitor, Sinclairslaw Solicitors

2013 to 2016: Paralegal, Leigh Day

2011 to 2012: Legal Intern, Thomas Simon Solicitors

Upcoming Events

Wednesday 7 October 2020 | Drop in sessions from 2.00pm - 4.00pm

Virtual SEN Clinic for Schools

Secondary transfer consultations? Need advice on an SEN issue? Why not speak to our experts at our virtual drop-in session[…..]


Thursday 24 September 2020 | 11.00am - 12.00pm

Education Webinar: How to consult on and change your admissions arrangements

Are you thinking about changing your admissions arrangements for September 2022? Is your school required to carry out a consultation[…..]