Rukhsana qualified as a Solicitor in 1997 and has previously specialised in civil litigation, education law, personal injury law and employment law.
She and Imelda worked together 8 years ago when she specialised in Educational Negligence Cases and in 2002 achieved the highest out of court settlement against a Local Authority for failing to diagnose a client’s Dyslexia.
From 2003 to 2011 she worked for Worcestershire County Council as a Diversity Officer helping the Organisation to meet its legal equality duty under the Equality Act 2010, where she gained invaluable experience of how a local authority works.
Rukhsana specialises in Special Education Needs and appeals to the SEND Tribunal. She advises and represents parents seeking to obtain or challenge a Statement of Special Educational Needs or an Education, Health and Care Plan for their child between the ages of 0 to 25 years. She has a diverse private case load and acts for parents across the country Her work includes appeals for children with Aspergers Syndrome, Autistic Spectrum Disorder, Speech and Language Impairment and Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties. In addition she advises on school admission and school exclusion appeals. Rukhsana can speak in Urdu and Punjabi.
Rukhsana finds it very rewarding helping parents to ensure that local authorities meet the Special Educational Needs of their child. She has 2 brothers and a sister with severe learning and physical disabilities (they were diagnosed with Smith-Lemli-Opitz syndrome at birth) and understands, from her own experience, a parent’s desire to ensure the education their child receives is appropriate and meets their particular needs.