Dan Rosenberg

Partner, Education & Public Law Solicitor

The advice and support provided by Mr Dan Rosenburg and his colleagues was excellent. His willingness to not only provide balanced and pragmatic advice, but also consider and revise his opinion when appropriately challenged, was refreshing and appreciated. In particular his sensible consideration of the wider picture and clear communication of the likely outcomes of certain litigation choices has undoubtedly saved us considerable amount of future stress.Daniel B
Dan Rosenberg listened to my concerns and helped to calm my anxiousness. He provided me with great advice and took the appropriate measures; which culminated in a very successful outcome. I will always be very grateful for his excellent support in an extremely challenging time for my family.Dawn G


Dan has been with Simpson Millar since 2010, and became a Partner in 2014. 

As a leading member of our Public Law department, he works across a wide range of areas in Education Law and Community Care, with a particular interest in work for children and young people.

He obtained a degree in Social and Political Sciences from Cambridge University before converting to law, qualifying as a Solicitor in 2004.

Dan’s main area of practice involves using Judicial Review creatively, protecting his clients’ interests by challenging public authorities’ decisions, actions, or lack of action. He has extensive experience in Exclusions, Admissions, and Special Educational Needs (SEN), as well as education related Judicial Reviews. He also has extensive experience representing parents in the independent sector.

Dan also works to get the right Community Care for adults and children, working closely with a range of charities and non-government organisations. Much of his work overlaps with his Education Law work, protecting the interests of disabled children or vulnerable young people in or leaving care.

Dan is ranked as a Tier 1 Lawyer in Chambers UK 2022. They commented "He's brilliant at identifying strategic education law points, knows what the issues are on the ground and is also great with very vulnerable clients. He is a very good judicial review lawyer and he understands the relationship between community care and education", "He is an excellent lawyer who is very committed to his clients" and "He has unrivalled judgement in terms of knowing what points will impress and persuade the court".

The Education Law Team, headed up by Dan, is ranked as a Tier 1 firm in Legal 500 in 2022. Comments from those interviewed by Legal 500 during their research include "Dan Rosenberg is one of the most imaginative and creative public lawyers around", "Dan Rosenberg is in a class of his own. His clients are very lucky to have him, and he is totally without airs and graces" and "Dan Rosenberg is a tactical genius. He has close ties with NGOs and other grass roots organisations so really knows what is happening on the front line. Excellent with clients and great at achieving results".

Interests outside of work

Dan is a keen swimmer and also enjoys kayaking and cycling.

He recently stepped down after 8 years as a governor at his local infants’ school, 6 of them as chair.


Dan was named Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year 2018 for his work in children’s rights by the Legal Aid Practitioners Group.

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