In addition to leading our national 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 a recognised national specialist regarding SEN and disability law, Roger also works as a Judge in the SEN Tribunal in addition to his role in Stone King.
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, often in collaboration with the Confederation of Schools Trust.
Roger contributes to the Education Sector more generally by working closely with the national schools membership organisations Confederation of Schools Trusts, the Institute of School Business Leadership (ISBL) and the Co-Operative Schools Network on education developments. Roger also speaks and writes regularly regarding education including past contributions to Trust magazine, the Chartered Governance Institute, the BELMAS governance research group, and the Wellington Festival of Education.
Outside work Roger volunteers as a Trustee for a Post-16 Multi Academy Trust.
"He has a thorough knowledge of the sector and is incredibly hard-working."
Client Feedback in Chambers, 2021
‘Roger Inman is the fount of all knowledge.‘
Legal 500, 2021
"deeply impressive" and "an absolute authority who is very embedded in the sector."
Client feedback in Chambers - 2020
"outstanding technical and commercial awareness of developments within the education sector."
Chambers - 2019
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
"He has strong educational legal knowledge and a very pragmatic attitude that we find very helpful."
Chambers - 2016
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
"…a very diversified and strong education lawyer."
Chambers - 2017
"He's very knowledgeable, sound and experienced."
Chambers - 2018