We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Solicitor to join our team

SEN Legal is a specialist education and disability law firm with a national client base. We act solely on behalf of parents/young persons in relation to all matters regarding their child’s special educational needs including Judicial Review, Social Care, Personal Budgets, Exclusions and Admissions Appeals.


We also have a comprehensive Court of Protection practice dealing with Deputyship, DOLS, the new Liberty Protection Safeguards and Powers of Attorney. 


We also act on behalf of Schools/Academies in relation to budgets, statutory duties, contract terms, admissions, exclusions, annual reviews, Ofsted and more.


SEN Legal was first set up due to the Principal Solicitor, Melinda Nettleton's struggle to obtain support for her own son. Our team are passionate about changing the lives of children with SEN.


We are currently looking for a qualified Solicitor who preferably has experience of working within the area of Special Educational Needs & Disability Discrimination and/or Education.


Due to the specialist nature of our Practice, previous experience of this area would be a distinct advantage, however, full training will be provided.


The successful applicant should have at least a  2.1 or 1st Law Degree.


Below is a brief list of the attributes we are looking for in candidates:


  • a sharp and analytical mind

  • a diligent and methodical approach

  • excellent time management skills

  • excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work as part of a team

  • an approachable and considerate nature

  • the ability to make own decisions and take responsibility

  • a natural self-starter with plenty of initiative

  • a flexible approach to work

  • ability to prioritise work and accept interruptions to planned workload

  • ability to deal with urgent deadlines

  • ability to stay calm under pressure


We are offering a salary commensurate with experience. The successful applicant will have the option to work 9-5 Monday-Friday or an extended four-day working week.

Applications for this position have now closed. Thank you for showing your interest.


East of England (Bury St Edmunds)


Experienced Solicitor.

Qualification Required:

2.1 or 1st Law Degree.

Working Hours:

9 - 5 Mon - Fri or extended 4-day working week.


Commensurate with experience.

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