Katherine Anderson

Year of Call: 2005
Email Address: katherine.anderson@3pb.co.uk
Telephone: 0117 928 1520

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Katherine is an experienced education law specialist with a particular interest in special educational needs. She is familiar with the issues that may arise in relation to mental capacity in education cases.

She accepts instructions from local authorities, parents, young people, as well as employers/employees in the education sector, in relation to:

  • Appeals before the First-tier Tribunal (Special Educational Needs and Disability)
  • School admissions appeals
  • School exclusions appeals
  • Equality Act 2010 claims in the civil courts
  • Judicial review
  • Employment tribunal proceedings (see also Katherine’s Employment law profile)

By way of example, recent cases before the First-tier Tribunal include:

  • An appeal by regarding the school to be named in Section I of their child’s EHC plan; the local authority considered that the school of parental choice was full
  • An appeal by parents who considered it necessary to home educate their child for medical reasons and appealed against the local authority’s decision not to prepare an EHC plan
  • An appeal by parents who sought special educational provision for their child to be delivered outside of the normal school day in the home setting
  • An appeal by parents in relation to Section I of the child’s EHC plan, in which the local authority considered that the parental choice of school was unsuitable for the special educational needs of the child, but was unable to identify an appropriate school or other institution by the appeal hearing date
  • An appeal in which the parents and local authority disputed the level of therapeutic provision reasonably required to meet the child’s special educational needs
  • An appeal by parents regarding Section F of their child’s EHC plan, seeking a sensory profile for their child
  • An appeal by a young person aged over 19 seeking special educational provision at a specialist residential setting

Katherine also provides training in education law to a variety of different audiences, including local authorities, solicitors, university student advisors, lay panel members and educational experts.

She is herself a parent of young children.

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Academic qualifications

  • Cambridge University, United Kingdom
  • Harvard University, United States
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Law at City University
  • Bar Vocational Course at BPP School of Law (Outstanding)


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Professional Qualifications and Appointments
Accredited Mediation Advocate

Professional qualifications & appointments

Accredited Mediation Advocate

Professional bodies

Employment Law Bar Association (ELBA)

Direct Access

Katherine Anderson is qualified to accept instructions directly from members of the public and professional clients under the Direct Public Access scheme.

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