Paula Clements

Called: 1985


LLB (Hons) Southampton


Paula Clements regards education law as an exciting and challenging arena,

where the law is constantly changing and evolving. She is experienced at

advising and appearing before the Special Educational Needs and Disability

Tribunal (SENDIST) in both disability discrimination claims and special

educational needs appeals.

Her cases have involved issues such as the

provision of aural aids for a child with special educational needs,

discrimination in the refusal of a school ski trip to a physically disabled

pupil, and also in examination conditions for an autistic spectrum disorder


Paula trains local admission authorities’

Independent Appeals Panels and advises and represents parents at panel hearings

on admissions and exclusions. She also advises in other areas of education law,

such as school governance, school closures, transport and higher education


Paula delivers Continuing Professional

Development (CPD) seminars on Education, and is co-author (with Simon Oliver)

of "Enforcing Family Finance Orders” and a contributing author to "Special

Educational Needs and The Law” (both published by Jordan).

Outside work, Paula enjoys going for a strenuous

countryside walk, then relaxing with glass of her favourite wine when she gets


Professional Memberships

Family Law Bar Association; Designate.

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