Holmes O’Malley Sexton have recently been appointed as solicitors to provide legal services to the National Council for Special Education following a successful tender process.
The National Council for Special Education was first established by order of the Minister for Education and Science in December 2003. The Council has been formally established under the Education for Persons with Special Educational Needs Act 2004 with effect from the 1st of October 2005 .
The Education for Persons with Special Educational Needs Act 2004 provides for the education of children and persons with special needs. A new framework for the assessment and the provision for children with special needs is established under the Act. The Council’s functions under the Act include a combination of planning, assessment, service delivery, research and policy functions and advising both the Minister for Education and other educational institutions.
Holmes O’Malley Sexton has considerable experience in the area of Public and Administrative Law and currently act for Semi State Companies, State owned Companies, Public Authorities, the University of Limerick, public bodies and many charitable organisations and look forward to providing a proficient and value added legal service to one of the firm’s newest clients.