- Partner, Education and Community Care

Dan Rosenberg, Community Care, Education and Public Law | Simpson Millar LLP -  London
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Based in: London

Expertise:

Education Law

Career:

Judicial Review, Public Law and Human Rights

Dan uses judicial review creatively to protect his client’s interests when they are adversely affected by the action (or inaction) of public authorities. He represents individuals, groups and organisations, and is able to use his previous experience as a lawyer for a large London local authority to ensure (where possible) swift results for his clients. He also undertakes policy based challenges, particularly in the fields of education and community care.

Education

Dan undertakes a full range of Education law work for individuals. He has extensive experience in exclusions, admissions and SEN as well as education-related judicial reviews. He has experience across both the state and independent sector and a particular interest in assisting children who are out of school or not otherwise receiving education.

Community Care

Dan undertakes a full range of community care work for both adults and children. He works closely with a range of charities and NGOs, and is regularly instructed by the Official Solicitor. A significant amount of his community care work overlaps with his education work, relating to disabled children, vulnerable teenagers and children in care or care leavers.

Dan has been with Simpson Millar since 2010 and became a partner in 2014. Before joining Simpson Millar he worked in the public services law department of Fisher Meredith, and prior to that for a London local authority. He trained with Clifford Chance and obtained a degree in Social and Political Sciences from Cambridge University before converting to law.

Reported cases:

  • JG & Anor v Kent County Council & Ors [2016] EWHC 1102 (Admin) – Successful judicial review challenge against failure of local authority to accommodate a disabled child with very challenging behaviour
  • R (on the application of Y) v Croydon LBC [2016] ELR 138 - Successful challenge to local authority failure to provide suitable education to a disabled child who was unable to attend school.
  • R (Fox) v Secretary of State for Education [2015] EWHC 3404 (Admin) - Successful Judicial review related to Religious Studies GCSE subject content
  • R (on the application of A) v London Borough of Croydon IJR [2015] UKUT 00168 (IAC) - Successfully represented child victim of trafficking in challenge to local authority’s determination of her age

Interests

Dan is a keen swimmer and also enjoys kayaking and cycling. He is also a school governor at his local infant's school.

Quoted in Chambers and Partners 2017 as follows: Dan Rosenberg is praised for "his impressive knowledge, technicality and personable nature." He is particularly adept in complex judicial review proceedings involving the provision of education to children and young people.

Quoted in Chambers and Partners 2018 as follows: Dan Rosenberg is well versed in an impressive range of education, public law and social care issues. He is equally adept at running tribunals and judicial reviews. "He's very good - diligent and knows an awful lot," according to interviewees.

Dan is recommended by the Legal 500 United Kingdom 2017 edition in the Education and Civil Liberties and Human Rights sector. For his Education work he is:"brilliant at negotiating a sensible solution for the client" and "excellent" for his work in public law. 

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Reviews:

Dan Rosenberg is well versed in an impressive range of education, public law and social care issues. He is equally adept at running tribunals and judicial reviews. "He's very good - diligent and knows an awful lot," according to interviewees.


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