A Birmingham law firm has reported a rise in the number of families considering legal action over their children’s education.

Birmingham firm No5 Chambers revealed it had experienced an increase in calls from families with children with special educational needs (SEN) .

The firm said SEN children who in the past would have been entitled to council funding to allow them access to specialist provision, could find that they are being turned down by cash-strapped local education authorities.

The claims come as No5 Chambers has teamed up with Worcester education lawyers Harrison Clark for two free education roadshows.

The first will take place on Tuesday (March 6) at the Guild Hall, Worcester, from 10.30am-4pm, and the second at Maple House, Corporation Street, Birmingham on Friday from 10.30am-4pm.