Roger Inman > Stone King LLP > Cambridge, England > Lawyer Profile
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Roger is a Partner and leads our National Education Practice. He specialises in school governance, re-organisation and development, in particular the development of Multi Academy Trusts. Roger is also nationally recognised as an expert in special educational needs and other aspects of educational provision for students.
Roger is a frequent speaker at Education Events, including recently the Wellington Festival of Education and Academy Ambassadors Events in 2017. He regularly writes on education law issues for a range of titles including Academy Magazine. Roger in on the Advisory Board of CSNet, the leading co-operative schools membership organisation.
Trained Freeth Cartwright; qualified 1996; trainee and assistant solicitor Freeth Cartwright 1994-97; assistant and partner Cunningham John 1997-2002; partner Taylor Vinters 2002-2005; chief executive IPSEA 2005-2007; partner Stone King LLP 2008.
Executive Board of Education Law Association; ex member National Disability and Mental Health Committee of the Law Society.
Ampleforth College, York; Trinity College, University of Cambridge.
Family, sailing, walking, arts.
Stone King LLP supports numerous state schools, including faith schools, and independent schools, drawing on strong charity and business law teams. It provides a full range of services including handling school collaborations, pupil and parents issues, governance work, employment law issues, social finance matters and construction mandates, and has recently expanded its schools offering in information law, immigration issues and procurements. The specialist independent schools team, led by partner Helen Tucker, has a strong record in handling complex school merger and acquisition projects, school groups and partnerships. Other areas of work include admissions and appeals, pupil behaviour issues and exclusions, and safeguarding and Equality Act matters. Team lead Graham Burns is well known for his expertise in PFI schemes, particularly involving complex challenges with local authorities. Roger Inman heads the overall department, while Tom Morrison manages the FE sub-group.
Stone King LLP provides ‘an outstanding level of service, detailed knowledge and understanding of the sector, timely responses and practical advice‘. The firm has more than 30 years’ experience in assisting state-funded schools, and also has extensive experience acting for independent schools. Roger Inman in Cambridge, who ‘brings a high level of pragmatism and political astuteness to his support‘, is head of the education sector group, which spans the firm’s other offices in Bath, Leeds and London. Employment expert Tim Tyndall and immigration specialist Julie Moktadir are also key members of the Cambridge team.
Stone King LLP‘s team is regularly instructed by state funded and independent schools as well as higher education institutions and Church of England schools. It covers the full gamut of employment, property, commercial, corporate and education matters. The group also guides its clients in their Covid-19 responses with webinars and a dedicated website. The team is jointly led by independent school expert Helen Tucker in Bath, Cambridge-based Roger Inman and HE expert Tom Morrison in Leeds. Ciara Campfield handles procurement matters, while Michael Brotherton is well versed in disputes.
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