Imogen Jolley

Head of Public Law


Imogen joined Simpson Millar in 2009 when they merged with Maxwell Gillott. She has 15 years’ experience in Education Law matters, including school admission procedures and exclusion cases.

Imogen gained an MA from Trinity College, Cambridge and qualified as a Solicitor in 1996, after undertaking training at a law firm in Lancaster.

As Simpson Millar’s Head of Education and Community Care, Imogen deals with Education, Community Care, Court of Protection (Best Interests), Care Home Fees and Child Protection.

Imogen is highly experienced in the Education Law field and advocates regularly in the Special Needs Tribunal for families and young people, with particular expertise in School Admissions and Exclusions.

Imogen is a Governor at a local primary school, and has previously fulfilled this role at a number of other schools, including being asked to assist in governing a High School in special measures.

She is quoted in Chambers and Partners 2017 as having “a strong track record handling admissions and exclusions appeals on behalf of parents. She is described by commentators as "very accessible, knowledgeable and easy to work with”."

Chambers and Partners 2018 reports, “Imogen Jolley is a leading practitioner in admissions cases, with a strong track record of successful appeals. She has a wealth of experience in tribunals, as both advocate and adviser.

Clients say, "She maintains very good relationships with her clients. Imogen has excellent knowledge of education legislation and is very organised, knowledgeable and thorough at tribunals."

Imogen is recommended in the Legal 500 UK 2017 edition for her work in the education sector. "Imogen Jolley heads the education and community care team. She has an excellent reputation for her work in negotiating settlements for clients who have Type 1 diabetes and for ensuring that children who have this condition are suitably provided for. In addition she is known for her experience in advising on admissions law and has been successful in appealing a number of infant class size cases."

Interests outside of work

Testing out speciality gin and taxiing around her four children, not in that order!


Modern Law Awards 2017/18

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