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Icedcakeandflower Wed 01-May-13 17:58:22

Hope it goes well.

EllenJanesthickerknickers Thu 02-May-13 15:03:04

Woo hoo! grin grin grin grin

[gin] [champagne] wine

PolterGoose Thu 02-May-13 15:08:35

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coff33pot Thu 02-May-13 15:46:41

YAY! grin wine thanks

Icedcakeandflower Thu 02-May-13 15:48:26

Just seen this, YAYYYYYYYYYY.

It's wine o'clock grin

KeepOnKeepingOn1 Thu 02-May-13 16:18:11

Just got home and told DS1 who was remarkably unmoved.

LA brought the WD to the hearing in paper form only and not enough copies. Very little disagreement with parts 2 and 3 so we did this in front of panel. Then I gave evidence and then we broke for lunch and then the LA conceded.

There were too many people to fit around the table and so my witnesses were on the second row, waiting to pounce, but they didn't get a chance to speak. FS is going to apply for costs for today so hopefully we will get the hearing costs reimbursed.

Don't really like champagne but I am going to force several glasses down.


jiggles01 Thu 02-May-13 16:23:06

Fabulous news !!! So very well done have worked so hard ..
We also used Ruth.. she is fantastic

MareeyaDolores Thu 02-May-13 16:53:20

Yay yay yay yay grin grin thanks wine yay yay

Told you no WD was a good sign wink

StarlightMcKenzie Thu 02-May-13 17:55:35


I mean. Well done for having the tenacity to see this through and the determination and guts to get this far, and you should be extremely proud of yourself.

But I do hope you are awarded costs. The LA's behaviour needs to be checked and presumably you could do better things with the money.

But, congratulations and wine and I do hope that this win really helps your family from now on.

lougle Thu 02-May-13 20:26:15

Wow WoW WOW. SO...tell us. What have you won? grin

zzzzz Thu 02-May-13 20:35:22

I want to know what the prize is too! grin

KeepOnKeepingOn1 Thu 02-May-13 20:55:34

In 10 months we have gone from SA+ little support and 2nd refusal to assess to statement to LA conceding to out of county independent specialist school.

I have to say that FS was amazing - she somehow exudes authority that not only meant that the LA deferred to her but also the panel - including the judge - whilst believing her to be enormously helpful. She ran the show. It is totally staged and she plays it perfectly.

We only instructed FS late in the day, you can have her prepare the working document or just represent on the day. Best thing we did. Also having RB carry out an assessment of the LA named school - this is such a large part of the tribunal decision but we all spend our money on reports on our DC.

It really helped to have the A team waiting in the wings to give evidence and to have FS.

But if you have the A team the LA lose as they are a bunch of incompetent tossers. And then the LA pays the costs of the day.

Maybe we need to find some kind of bridging loan hmm. The costs of the day were about 5K but in reality we may never have to bear them but if the ability to bear the costs in the first place is an issue then you will not get the right provision.

beautifulgirls Thu 02-May-13 21:32:39

We used FS for our tribunal and got indi SS too. Our LA took us all the way with the hearing but we got everything we asked for. I have to say she was amazing and I totally agree with your post above. smile

NoHaudinMaWheest Thu 02-May-13 21:38:29

Great news, so pleased for you but sadand angry at all the hoops you had to jump through first.

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