Richard was a partner with various firms before joining Stone King as head of the education law team and is now a consultant.
Richard has acted for many maintained and independent schools. He provides consultancy services for The Specialist Schools and Academies Trust. He trains Academy governors on their roles and responsibilities and on admissions and exclusions as well as training Academy independent appeal panel members and clerks on admission and exclusion appeals.
Richard also helps FASNA, providing their members with training on admissions, admission appeals and exclusions.
Over the last 35 years Richard has been a Governor of a denominational voluntary aided secondary school and a co-opted Governor of a community primary school. He also chaired the governing body of a non-denominational voluntary aided secondary school (and was, until recently, a Trustee of the foundation body) and of a community secondary school. He was a Trustee of a new voluntary-aided faith school and was closely involved personally and professionally in steering the project through to the establishment of the school.
At present Richard is a foundation governor of a Jewish voluntary-aided primary school and a member of the Education Law Association, frequently speaking at conferences on education law issues. He has written a respected textbook on education law, “Running a School – Legal Duties and Responsibilities”, designed specifically to help non-lawyers involved in schools. He also edits the Statutory Instruments section of the Education Law Journal and is a frequent contributor to Education Law Update and other education law publications.
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