A law firm which sent a series of gloating tweets about the parents of a special educational needs child has been suspended from representing Buckinghamshire County Council.

Solicitors at Baker Small issued an apology this afternoon after being accused of mocking parents who had lost against the firm during a recent tribunal.

The niche Milton Keynes-based company represents a number of councils across the country, including fighting for BCC in challenging parents who request support or want a school place for their disabled child.

However, the council has now decided to suspend the solicitors, saying that other plans will soon be put in place.

BCC cabinet member for education and skills, councillor Zahir Mohammed, said: “After concerns were raised the council took swift action to suspend its current arrangements with Baker Small until further notice.

“The council will now be reviewing its position and look to make suitable arrangements going forward.”

The suspension comes after a series of tweets were posted on the company’s Twitter account, which has since been removed.

One tweet said: “Great ABA Trib (applied behavioural analysis tribunal) win this week… interesting to see how parents continue to persist with it. Funny thing is parents think they won ;).”

But, when another social media follower responded by saying “Probably not that funny on reflection?,” the Baker Small Twitter user hit back with: “Whenever someone thinks they have won and they have conceded 90% of their case, it does make me smile.”

The firm received a huge backlash online following the comments and later deleted the posts, with the company’s Twitter account and website also currently down.

But before the account was removed, an apology letter was reportedly posted by managing director Mark Small.

"A number of tweets were posted on the Baker Small twitter feed which have cause (sic) a great deal of upset and offence," the letter said.

"We unreservedly apologise for the offence caused and the nature of the tweets, which were removed. Full and appropriate action will be taken to address the matter.

"We take our position as legal advisors to public bodies and also to parents very seriously and we recognise the complex nature of the SEN and disability legal system.

"It is with regret that yesterday, tweets were sent from us which were not acceptable regardless of the context.

"We do not wish, on any level, to cause distress and upset to parents and carers and it is with sincere regret that we have let ourselves down by publishing tweets which are not representative of the work or approach we adopt.”