Roger Inman

Partner
Head of Education Sector

In addition to leading our Education Sector Group of over 80 lawyers, Roger specialises in school governance and re-organisation (notably multi academy trusts or “MATs”), school finance, admissions and also all pupil provision issues, notably special educational needs (SEN). As regards governance work, Roger is one of the trainers in the Department for Education’s Governance Leadership Programme, and advises many leading and emerging MATs on the development of their governance and risk assurance. A recognised specialist regarding SEN and disability law, Roger works as a Judge in the SEN Tribunal in addition to his role in Stone King. Roger also works closely on education sector developments as the primary legal advisor for national schools membership organisations Confederation of Schools Trusts (ex FASNA), the Institute of School Business Leadership (ISBL) and the Co-Operative Schools Network. Outside work, Roger volunteers as a trustee for an SEN MAT and also a sixth form MAT.

Roger is one of only 3 solicitors rated in the top rank for their schools work in Chambers and Partners.

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    Recent testimonials

    "outstanding technical and commercial awareness of developments within the education sector."

    Chambers - 2019

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    Roger Inman is described as "a real intellect" by clients who admire his "good breadth of expertise." Commentators consider Stone King's "level-headed" Roger Inman to be "very solid - he obviously knows his stuff and the sector"

    Chambers - 2014

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    Recent testimonials

    "He has strong educational legal knowledge and a very pragmatic attitude that we find very helpful."

    Chambers - 2016

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    Roger Inman ‘can explain complex issues to the school executive as well as to the governors in a clear and understandable way’. 

    Legal 500 - 2017

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    "…a very diversified and strong education lawyer."

    Chambers - 2017

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    Recent testimonials

    "He's very knowledgeable, sound and experienced."

    Chambers - 2018

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