Hannah Lynch#2776

Hannah Lynch

Hannah is a barrister specialising in Education, Special Educational Needs and Local Government law. Hannah advises and represents local authorities schools, families and young people in cases before the First-Tier Tribunal (SEND) and Upper Tribunal; and in judicial review proceedings. Hannah writes for various publications on Education law issues; and was a speaker at the 2017 Jordans SEN conference.
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EHC needs assessments and the contents of EHC plans
EHC needs assessments and the contents of EHC plans
Practice notes

This Practice Note focuses rules for education, health and care (EHC) assessments and the format and content of EHC plans. It provides a guide to carrying out EHC assessments and drafting EHC plans, with an emphasis on the mistakes to avoid.

Post-19 education for young people with special educational needs and disabilities
Post-19 education for young people with special educational needs and disabilities
Practice notes

This Practice Note provides a guide to the law on special educational provision for young people aged 19–25. It covers what constitutes relevant post compulsory school age education, relevant considerations for a local authority when deciding provision post 19 and whether to maintain an Education, Health and Care plan (EHC). It also deals with the ‘five day offer’ and the need to improve local provision. It also outlines the related primary legislation including the Children and Families Act 2014 (CFA 2014) and Special Needs and Disability Regulations 2014, SI 2014/1530.

When must a local authority carry out an EHC needs assessment?
When must a local authority carry out an EHC needs assessment?
Practice notes

This Practice Note considers the circumstances in which a local authority must carry out an EHC assessment of special educational needs (SEN). It covers the statutory test, the local offer, assessment of whether a learning difficulty is present, is special provision required, threshold for assessment, who can request an assessment, and assessment for older children and young people.

Practice Area

Panel

  • Contributing Author

Qualified Year

  • 2014

Membership

  • First-Tier Tribunal (SEND) User Group
  • Family Law Bar Association
  • Criminal Bar Association

Education

  • 2006-2009: BA Law (Jurisprudence), Jesus College, Oxford, 2:1
  • 2009-2010: LLM, Nottingham University
  • 2010- 2011: BPTC, Kaplan Law School, Very Competent

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