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SEN Information Day for Parents

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SEN Information Day for Parents (All you need to know about Education, Health and Care (EHC) needs assessments and Plans in just one day!) Presented by Watkins Solicitors Following the huge success of their EHC needs assessments &...

Watkins Solicitors and Upfest

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As tens of thousands descended on Bedminster in Bristol for Europe's largest street art festival, Upfest, Watkins Solicitors played their part by hosting a Bric-a-Brac Sale on the front lawn of their office at 192 North Street....

Tamsin James has been talking about her own experience of flexible working

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Our very own Tamsin James is the subject of a case study published by Kristal McNamara of Flexology, who specialise in flexible recruitment for professionals in the South West. Read about Tamsin’s experience of flexible working by clicking here: ...

Watkins Solicitors raise money for Red Nose Day!

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Staff from Watkins Solicitors raised over £50 from our Red Nose Day Bric a Brac and Cake Sale on Friday 24 March at our Kingswood Office. Thank you to everyone who bought items and donated so generously. All the money will go to helping those less...

Winter Wonderland

Sophie Warner
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Bedminster had a Winter Wonderland Festival on 27, 28 and 29 February 2016. Sophie Warner decorated the upstairs windows of the North Street office with paper cranes.  The effect was amazing! ...

Watkins Solicitors raise money for the Great Legal Bake!

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On February 3rd 2016 Watkins Solicitors raised an impressive £74.49 for the Great Legal Bake which raised money for legal advice agencies in the South West of England! There were some fantastic cakes baked and several members of staff made...

Watkins Solicitors speak at Bristol Autism Support

Beverley Watkins
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Watkins Solicitors speak at Bristol Autism Support – dispelling more myths about exclusion and school transport for children and young people with SEN and/or a disability. Liz Smith  and Beverley Watkins  gave a talk at a Bristol Autism...

Another very happy client!

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These arrived in our Bedminster office today… ...

Watkins Solicitors are delighted to welcome Lydia Dunford to their education team

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Education Law Lydia has a Law Degree and was awarded her Post-Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice in June 2015. She has always had a keen interest in Education Law, having a brother with Autism and other learning difficulties. She also wrote her...

Zina Ruffino shortlisted for "Junior Lawyer of the Year"

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We are delighted to announce that Zina Ruffino, Solicitor, has been shortlisted in the category of “Junior Lawyer of the Year” at the forthcoming Bristol Law Society Annual Awards. Zina Ruffino qualified in 2012. Prior to that she was a...

Watkins Solicitors first Education conference on 25.9.15. was a great success!

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‘The ABC of ABA’ – designed to inform parents of children who have a diagnosis of Autism about ABA (Applied Behaviour Analysis). Beverley Watkins opened the conference and welcomed everybody. She gave the following examples of comments...

Natalie De-Merist and 'Law in Action'

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Natalie joined Watkins Solicitors in September 2014 whilst she was completing her final year of a law degree at UWE. She is the third student to undertake a work placement with the ‘Law in Action’ module. Here is what she had to say about her...

Beverley Watkins is mentioned in the well respected Chambers Guide 2015

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Beverley Watkins of Watkins Solicitors is well regarded by market commentators, with one commenting that “I completely trust and respect her.” She is highly regarded for her SEN work and has great skill in handling disability cases. ...

The SRA decide to abolish the mandatory 16 hours per year CPD for solicitors

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In the long term this may not be good for solicitors, says Beverley Watkins as firms are bound to cut their training budgets. Firms which currently provide training for solicitors are also likely to close. For more details see article in Gazette ....

Pupils face post code lottery

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Beverley Watkins is mentioned in the Times article concerning school admissions. Beverley has advised parents in respect of school admissions for over 15 years. ...

Record breakers

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Bristol have had Jenny Jones break records at Sochi but on Sunday Victoria Shufflebotham will be attempting to break another record – she will be trying to get into the Guinness book of records for the fastest women to run the London marathon in a...

Bric a Brac Sale - what a splendid day!

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Bric a Brac Sale – what a splendid day! After all the rain the sun finally shone on 7th March 2014 so that we could put up our yarn bombing outside our Kingswood office in time for our bric-a-brac sale on the following day. The office really did...

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