New Hire For Manchester Office With Appointment Of Lawyer With Vast Experience Of Education And Special Educational Needs Cases Nationwide
Law Firm Irwin Mitchell has consolidated its Education and Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) department with a new senior appointment.
Gurvinder Kaur joins the firm as a new associate, fresh from running her own legal consultancy for the last six years.
A qualified solicitor for 14 years, Gurvinder specialises in SEND, focusing on cases concerning education, social care and public and human rights law.
Having led and established public law departments in previous firms, Gurvinder’s expertise has been recognised by Chambers and the Legal 500 for her work with young people post-16 and for children with brain injuries.
A trustee of the children’s charity VICTA, Gurvinder has wide experience of SEND cases nationwide and continues to work closely with a number of charities, various parent carer forums, professionals, schools and families.
Gurvinder’s appointment in Manchester follows a period of expansion for the public law team. Kirsty MacMillan joined in November as the new public law lead in Birmingham, while the London office welcomed Angela Jackman QC (Hon) as a new partner in September, all senior hires, with strong backgrounds of support for clients and success in high profile cases.
Commenting on her appointment, Gurvinder, said: “Joining Irwin Mitchell was an easy decision to make, given the firm shares my own commitment to going the extra mile in supporting clients and with an established reputation for success in education and SEND cases.
“I’m looking forward to helping the team in building on this success in the months and years ahead and supporting my new colleagues.
“It’s more important than ever that parents and children with SEND have their voices heard, accessing excellent education provision and in joining Irwin Mitchell I am sure there will be ample opportunity to play my part in seeing this continues as the education sector begins to return to a new normal post-lockdown.”
Expert Opinion“Gurvinder has had a distinguished career in education and social care and is very well respected in the sector. Her skills will be a real asset as we emerge from the pandemic and step up to the evolving needs of our clients in need of education law support and addressing their needs and concerns.
“It’s an exciting time to be joining our national public law and human rights team. With several senior appointments across the country, our teams are in a better position than ever to face the challenges and opportunities the coming year will bring.
“We’re now looking to advance our work throughout the country and someone of Gurvinder’s calibre and expertise will be an important addition during this next key phase of our development and it’s a real pleasure to welcome her to Manchester and our wider public law and human rights team.” Yogi Amin - Partner and National Head of Public Law and Human Rights