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Special Educational Needs Conference 2017

The SEN conference is a well-established , must attend event for lawyers, teachers, guardians, local authority workers and anyone involved in, and committed to, providing the best education and support to children with SEN.

  • Speakers: David Wolfe, Douglas Silas, His Honour Judge Simon Oliver, Judge Jane McConnell, Julie Moktadire, Hannah Lynch, Ali Fiddy
  • Location: Copthorne Tara Hotel, Kensington, LONDON , W8 5SR (GPS W8 5SY)
  • Date: 07 March 2017 09:00 - 17:00
Price: £290 + £58 VAT = £348 per delegate - Book your place using the booking form.

Our team of industry leading experts from charity, tribunal, the High Court, barrister chambers and solicitors firms will take you through the latest changes, need to know topics and give you the opportunity to discuss your experiences and have your questions answered.

This is a very forward-thinking and interactive conference that will leave you armed with the knowledge and advice to aid you with your day-to-day practice.
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    David Wolfe

    David specialises in public law, much of which is education, health or disability related. The issues involved include school placement, the specification of Special Educational Provision in statements of SEN, the role of parental preference, inclusion in mainstream, 'auxiliary aids and...


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    Douglas Silas

    Principal, Douglas Silas Solicitors Douglas specialises exclusively in SEN and has done so successfully now for over two decades. He is widely respected by his peers and is both nationally and internationally recognised as a leading expert in his field. During his career, Douglas has...


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    His Honour Judge Simon Oliver

    Simon was appointed full-time Deputy President of the Care Standards Tribunal in October 2007 and chair in SENDIST when it began in 1994. From the President’s retirement in September 2008 until the appointment of the new Deputy President of the HESC Chamber responsible for SEND in August 2009, he...


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    Judge Jane McConnell

    HM Courts and Tribunal Service, First-tier Tribunal HESC Chamber

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    Julie Moktadire

    Julie is the Chief Executive of the national charity, IPSEA - providing independent legal advice to parents of children and young people with SEND. Julie leads a strong team of staff and more than 250 volunteers, in providing advice, support and influencing law and policy in this area. Julie is...


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    Hannah Lynch

    Barrister, St Paul’s Chambers Hannah is a Barrister at St Pauls Chambers, specialising in Education and Local Government Law, with a particular focus on SEND. Prior to commencing pupillage, she worked within the SEN department at Surrey County Council, representing the LA in the First-Tier...


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    Ali Fiddy

    Ali has recently joined IPSEA as Legal Team Manager. She has  extensive experience in the fields of education, community care, mental health and public law. She has spent many years working in the not-for-profit sector, most recently as Head of Legal at Mind and previously as Assistant Director...


09:30 Registration and coffee

10:00 Chairs welcome
HHJ Simon Oliver

10:10 Court of Protection, care and adult issues
HHJ Simon Oliver

11:00 Coffee break

11:15 All that glitters is not gold
Douglas Silas

  • The Emperor’s New Clothes?
  • The Difference Between Fact And Law
  • Strategic Thinking (Avoiding Obstacles) 
  • Less Is More
  • The Benefit Of Hindsight
12:00 IPSEA case study
Julie Moktadir and Ali Fiddy
A working example, taking a look at joint working with Education, Health and Care for the Education, Health and Care Plan.

12:50 Lunch

13:50 Tribunal update
Judge Jane McConnell

  • Latest Tribunal statistics and trends
  • "Hot issues" in appeals to the Tribunal
  • Changes to Tribunal procedure and future proposals
  • Introductions of the Recommendations pilot
15:05 Tea break

15:20 Local Authorities – Organisational and Decision Making Issues
Hannah Lynch

  • Legal framework when considering requests for post-19 education; how local authorities need to adapt their decision-making processes.
  • Capacity issues, best interests decisions and considering young people’s aspirations in the light of Devon County Council v OH
  • How local authorities should be developing their post-19 offer. 
  • Ofsted/CQC local area SEND inspections: lessons to learn from inspections so far.
16:10 SEN case-law update
David Wolfe
Leading Barrister, David Wolfe who will bring you up to date with the latest case-law relating to special educational needs and provision.

17:00 Close of conference 

Copthorne Tara Hotel

Located in the heart of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, the Copthorne Tara Hotel London Kensington offers an extremely convenient location, with easy access to many shops and restaurants, as well as to the popular districts of Knightsbridge and Notting Hill.

Situated in a quiet residential corner, just minutes from High Street Kensington, this hotel is perfectly situated for guests wishing to visit some of the British capital's greatest attractions. Nearby places of interest include Hyde Park, the Royal Albert Hall and Kensington Palace.

The hotel offers excellent customer service, comfortable guest rooms, bar and restaurants. Guests can enjoy an authentic Oriental meal at Bugis Street or sample British and European cuisine at The Brasserie Restaurant and Bar.

Please note: If using a satellite navigation to locate the hotel, please use the postcode: W8 5SY


Copthorne Tara Hotel, Kensington, LONDON
W8 5SR (GPS W8 5SY)

Full cop
5.5 CPD under the Solicitors Regulation Authority, CILEx’s Continuing Professional Development Schemes and under the Bar Standards Board New/Established Practitioner Programmes.

Jordan Publishing, Regus Castlemead, Terrace Floor, Lower Castle Street, Bristol, BS1 3AG
Tel: +44 (0)117 917 5009 Email: jordans-conferences@lexisnexis.co.uk

Early Bird Discount
Organisations registering delegates before 17.00 pm on 16 December 2016 are entitled to an early bird discount. This offer is not available in conjunction with any other discounts.

All fees are inclusive of refreshments, lunch (all day events only) and course documentation.
Cheques payable to LexisNexis.

Booking Terms
You may place your booking on our website (booking form tab), email your booking to jordans-conferences@lexisnexis.co.uk, complete and post an order form or send us a letter. Receipt of your completed order or registration form constitutes a firm booking. All invoices for this event must be paid within 30 days of the invoice date.
Please be advised that a one delegate per booking policy applies and a single booked place cannot be shared between multiple delegates.

Acknowledgement of Bookings
A registration letter including full details of the venue and a map will be sent by email two weeks prior to the event. If you have not received acknowledgement of your registration one week before the event, please telephone our Conference Department on 0117 917 5009 to confirm that your registration has been received.

Registration on the Day
The event will start promptly at 10.00am, registration will take place in the preceding half hour.

Substitute Delegates
If you are unable to attend, a substitute may attend in your place. Please inform us of any changes as soon as possible.

Cancellation and Refunds
A credit against the registration fee payable (less an administration fee of £50.00 plus VAT per delegate) can only be made in respect of written cancellations received by Jordan Publishing in Bristol at least 10 days before the event. The full registration fee plus VAT is payable on cancellations received less than 10 days before the event.

Please note
It may be necessary for reasons beyond the control of Jordan Publishing to change the content and/or timings of the programme and/or venue and/or speaker.

Jordan Publishing conferences and events will provide an excellent platform for you to raise the profile in front of key industry participants and showcase your expertise and services to new clients. For more information about the range of sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities available please contact Becky Wall on 0117 917 5079 or email becky.wall@lexisnexis.co.uk

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