Family Voice Surrey is delighted to welcome Michael Charles, SEND Lawyer, to a talk/Q&A session especially for Surrey parent carers in Guildford on Thursday, March 21, 2024 at 6pm to 8pm
Spaces are limited, please reserve your free place early to avoid disappointment.
Venue: Concert Hall, Guildford County School, Farnham Road, Guildford, GU2 4LU.
Parking: There are some parking places available on site (please advise if disabled parking is required). Otherwise there is parking at Farnham Road Multi-Storey Car Park (accessed via Guildford Park Road Entrance - GU2 7NP).
Train: The venue is a short 5-10 minute walk from Guildford mainline train station
Events are free for Family Voice Surrey members.
For more information please email c2FyYSAhIGQgfCBmYW1pbHl2b2ljZXN1cnJleSAhIG9yZw==
Can I ask questions on the evening?
Please email any questions before the day to c2FyYSAhIGQgfCBmYW1pbHl2b2ljZXN1cnJleSAhIG9yZw==
Your questions will be passed onto Michael to answer during the session. Unfortunately, due to time restrictions, we may be unable to answer any additional questions answer any questions during or after the event.
About Michael Charles
Michael Charles specialises in Education Law and Human Rights. He has worked in a number of high profile children and education law cases including the infamous 'internet twins case'. He has worked successfully on cases such as S -v- YP School that established the burden of proof required in child exclusion cases, and important cases that have defined the meaning of 'suitable education' in school transport and home tuition. He has defended schools, both independent and maintained in a range of matters from re-organisation to registration. He has succeeded in some of the most important cases concerning post-16 learning which has set the law in this field (R on the application of Alloway -v- Bromley County Council; R on the application of P -v- Windsor and Maidenhead.) He has also worked in some of the most important SEN cases including X -v- Caerphilly County Council (acknowledging the importance of Occupational and Speech Therapy being regarded as educational needs). He succeeded on behalf of a student in a case against the Office of the Independent Adjudicator. The case of Gopikrishna -v- The OIA and the University of Leicester has become the leading authority in determining in what circumstances academic immunity may apply in student complaints.Mike heads Sinclairlaw's education law department which has lead to the firms acknowledgement as a leading practice in publications such as 'The Legal 500' and 'Chambers Directory' as well as the publication Legal Experts 2010. He is a member of The Education Law Association, and frequently lectures around the UK in relation to special educational needs and the law.
Tickets for Audience with Michael Charles, CEO Sinclairslaw can be booked here.