About Us

Claire Jackson
Director & Founder



Claire joined IPSEA

Following a joint venture in setting up a local SEN parents' group in 2002, Claire joined IPSEA, a renowned national charity, as a volunteer telephone advisor and later a Tribunal Support Service Representative. Claire says:

“One of the most valuable lessons I learned was the fundamental importance of using the law to secure, and if necessary, enforce rights to ensure that children and young people receive the special educational provision they are legally entitled to. I have been privileged to advise and support many families over the years and I am incredibly passionate about children and young people with SEND receiving the education they are legally entitled to”.

This led Claire to successfully complete her LLB Law (1st class) and Higher Diploma in Paralegal Practice in 2011.


Durham University

Claire worked as a Consultant Mentor for Durham University’s Pro Bono Project

This involved training, mentoring and supervising law students to give advice in the area of special educational needs and disability law.


Legal Team

Claire joined the Legal Team at IPSEA

There she remained in this role until 2018. During this period her roles and responsibilities included the following:


Founded SENETA

Claire set up Special Educational Needs Expert Training & Advocacy Ltd.

Claire regularly attends the Northern SEND Tribunal User Group, is a member of the Education Law Association (ELAS) and a member of the National Association of Licensed Paralegals (NALP). Although Claire is based in the North East of England she is able to travel and work across the country.