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Education Law - Partner in charge

Imelda Brennan

Imelda Brennan joined Langley Wellington in January 2004 and was appointed as head of our Education Law department in 2009. Imelda acts for parents and young adults in relation to the EHC needs assessment process, appeals to the Special Educational Needs and Disability Tribunal, appeals to the Upper Tier Tribunal on points of law and Judicial Review Proceedings against Local Authorities.,/p>

Imelda qualified as a Solicitor in November 1990 having undertaken her training contract with a London West End firm. She moved to the Cotswolds in 1991 and has specialised in Education Law ever since.

Imelda has worked on a number of high profile cases including:-

R v Secretary of State for Education and Science, ex p E [1993] 2 FCR 753, CA;

X (minors) v Bedfordshire County Council, M (a minor) v Newham London Borough Council, E (a minor) v Dorset County Council, Christmas v Hampshire County Council, Keating v London Borough of Bromley [1995] 3 All ER 353, HL;

Ross v Stanbridge Earls School [2002] EWHC 2255 (QBD);

School Admission Appeals Panel for the London Borough of Hounslow v The Mayor and Burgesses of the London Borough of Hounslow [2002] EWCA Civ 900;

M v Wiltshire County Council (1) and SENDIST (2) [2006] EWHC 3337 (Admin);

L v Clarke and Somerset County Council [1998] ELR 129

S v The City & County of Swansea and Confrey

R v Dorset County Council and the FEFC Ex Parte Goddard [1995] ELR 109 (QBD)

R (South Gloucestershire LEA) v South Gloucestershire Schools Appeal Panel [2001] EWHC Admin 732, [2002] ELR 309