James Brown > SEN Legal > Bury St Edmunds, England > Lawyer Profile
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My name is James Brown, I joined SEN Legal in December 2016 as Trainee Solicitor. I qualified this year and was admitted to the roll in March 2019. Prior to joining SEN Legal, I worked at the National Probation Service for two years and a Criminal Defence legal firm within Norfolk, alongside studying my LPC at Nottingham Law School.
I am involved in all aspects of the Appeal process, from pre-appeal work with a view to obtaining a Right of Appeal for parents to drafting submissions to the Court, through to the final evidence deadline and Hearing. I also have experience in Court of Protection matters, having made several successful Deputyship applications.
My interest in the special educational needs field has been with me from an early age, through undertaking a work experience programme at a national firm who support adults in the community with learning difficulties. Since leaving education, I have furthered this interest by working for the National Probation Service and a Criminal Defence legal firm within Norfolk. These roles have given me experience of working with a range of adults who have a range of difficulties, including severe learning difficulties.
The opportunity to work for SEN Legal has enabled me to combine my legal studies with my interest of the special educational needs field, to help children and families secure the correct support they need.
Based in East Anglia, SEN Legal has a truly nationwide client base for education, special educational needs and disability work. The ‘very bright, super-organised‘ Hayley Dawn Mason in Cambridge and, in Bury St Edmunds, founding partner Melinda Nettleton (who is ‘a trailblazer in the field of SEN law‘), senior solicitor Nicole Lee and the ‘bright and proactive‘ James Brown act on behalf of parents to solve complex problems and secure special educational provisions for children and young people.