Lee has always maintained a keen interest in education which is demonstrated by the various roles he has had over the years both teaching and lecturing as well as mentoring students both for universities and The Honourable Society of Grays Inn.
A significant bulk of Lee's work is discrimination matters with a focus on disability across various disciplines. This means that he is particularly well placed to deal with handling appeals at the SEN Tribunal against local authority decisions regarding special educational needs. This includes a refusal to:
• assess a child or young person's educational, health and care (EHC) needs
• reassess their EHC needs
• issue an EHC plan
• change what is in a child or young person's EHC plan
• maintain the EHC plan
• appeals against discrimination by schools or local authorities due to a child's disability.
Parents of children Lee has represented at such Tribunals have always praised the way Lee "took the time to listen" for making them "really feel at ease during the hearing" and ensuring they "feel more confident".
Given the preference for First-tier Tribunal (Specials Educational Needs and Disability) to hold online virtual hearings, Lee has nationwide coverage.