Our Team

Mark Small

Director, Solicitor-Advocate(LLB (Hons), Dip.L.G)

Mark is a qualified solicitor-advocate and specialises in SEND law and practice. Mark is passionate in helping parents and carers to navigate the SEND system and to ensure that their children receive the appropriate support when accessing education. 

Mark's knowledge of SEND is extensive and has covered a wide spectrum including work for parents, voluntary organisations, local authorities, schools, health and social care bodes and professionals. Mark's work is equally diverse and has included general advisory support, advocacy, training and representation before Courts and Tribunals. 

Mark has considerable experience of managing and undertaking SEND tribunal appeals in both the First Tier Tribunal and Upper Tier Tribunal. Since 2012, Mark has been involved in 25 reported cases in the Upper Tier which has led to important legal precedents being established in response to the Children and Families Act 2014.  

Mark believes that legal services should be accessible and cost effective.

Sen4you is a product of those beliefs, tailored to meet the challenges faced by parents and carers in navigating the SEND system. 

Professional Accreditations

  • 2010 - Diploma in Local Government Law
  • 2011 - Higher Rights of Audience (Civil) 
  • 2012 - ILM Diploma in Management (Level 5)
  • 2018 - Accredited Mediator

Interests

  • Bristol City Season Ticket holder
  • World War 2
  • Military aviation