Ellie is a paralegal in the Education team and assists the team on a variety of education issues. These include special educational needs and appeals to the Special Educational Needs and Disability Tribunal.
Prior to joining Geldards, Ellie studied English Language and Linguistics at the University of Kent graduating in 2020. The modules studied included Understanding People with Disabilities and Acquiring Language with a particular focus on how people with disabilities and additional needs acquire language.
From there Ellie studied for a Graduate Diploma in Law as well as doing a Legal Studies Masters top-up at London Southbank University graduating in 2021.
Ellie’s interest in SEN / education law was sparked by the fact her sister is autistic and she witnessed the issues her parents had in obtaining a EHC plan. This personal experience sparked a genuine passion for SEN / Education law and understands first-hand what families going through.