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Alison Millar is a partner in the human rights department at Leigh Day & Co and specialises in human rights law, including education law and health care cases, and is also an experienced clinical negligence lawyer.In recent years Alison has developed a strong education law practice and is recognized in the Legal 500 2011 as ‘a leading figure for education matters’. She specialises in particular in education law issues affecting children and young adults with special educational needs, and in disability discrimination claims. Alison regularly represents clients in the First-tier Tribunal and Upper Tribunal.Alison is also experienced in bringing successful claims for discrimination in the provision of goods and services. She recently represented a small group of disabled people who brought an action against a leading retailer of sports goods. She has also been involved in advancing the rights of other protected groups, and helped a same-sex couple obtain a parental order conferring parental responsibility upon them in respect of their twin children born following an international surrogacy agreement.
Alison acts in cases involving access to health care and medical ethics and is currently representing the family of a woman in PVS in an application to the Court of Protection to withdraw life-sustaining treatment. She has acted for individuals who have been abused or neglected in care, and is currently acting for a number of learning disabled people who were treated at the private Hospital, Winterbourne View, which was recently closed following an expose by BBC Panorama of systemic abuse of patients.She also has considerable expertise of community care law and has assisted charities and voluntary organisations including BDF Newlife, Beatbullying, Maternity Action and the Society for Mucopolysaccharide Diseases.
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