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Stone King LLP

BOUNDARY HOUSE, 91 CHARTERHOUSE STREET, LONDON, EC1M 6HR, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7796 1007
Fax:
Fax 020 7796 1017
DX:
53314 CLERKENWELL
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Web:
www.stoneking.co.uk

London: Private client

Charities and not-for-profit
Charities and not-for-profit - ranked: tier 2

Stone King LLP

Stone King LLP  has a number of excellent practitioners among them the ‘accessible and responsive’ Tim Rutherford  who is ‘happy to explain difficult issues and to then discuss solutions. He has a sound knowledge of charity law’. Jonathan Burchfield and Ann Phillips are praised for their ‘excellent response times and accessibility’ and Stephen Ravenscroft  and Reema Mathur are ‘highly rated’. The ‘experienced’  Hannah Kubie  is well regarded for her advice to charities on their commercial and financial arrangements and related matters such as on the application of public procurement rules and is praised for her ability to come up with ‘innovative solutions’. The team is lauded for its ‘well-presented advice’ and for the fact that there are ‘sufficient subject matter experts on hand to be able to tackle a wide range of questions’. Andrew Small  joined Russell-Cooke LLP  and the team recently added the ‘very bright’ Julian Blake to its ranks from Bates Wells Braithwaite. The national practice acts for over 200 of the country’s largest charities including household names. Highlights included Tom Murdoch ’s appointment by the Charity Commission to act as interim manager of the Central Gurdwara London which is the oldest established Sikh place of worship in Europe. The National Trust is another important client.

Leading individuals

Ann Phillips - Stone King LLP

Jonathan Burchfield - Stone King LLP

Julian Blake - Stone King LLP

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Personal tax, trusts and probate
Personal tax, trusts and probate - ranked: tier 5

Stone King LLP

Rod Smith  at Stone King LLP specialises in advising on complex wills and trusts, powers of attorney as well as applications for deputyship and the administration of trusts and estates. There is frequently an international element to this work. Alison Allen  acts for a wide range of clients advising them on general private client matters. Allen is experienced at advising on high value probates and trusts and has a particular interest in advising families and carers of vulnerable individuals with impaired mental capacity and /or mental health issues around estate planning and care funding.

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London: Public sector

Education: individuals
Leading individuals

Graham Burns - Stone King LLP

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Education: institutions

Bates Wells Braithwaite’s education service is headed by Caraline Johnson. It is hailed for 'providing a specialist team of outstanding experts in education backed up by first-rate solicitors in employment, property and public policy'. On the employment side, William Garnett assists colleges; he counts the Association of Colleges among his clients and is considered to have a 'richly deserved national reputation'. Other core team members include Lucy McLynn and recently promoted partner Emma Dowden-Teale, who handles regulatory and safeguarding laws. In a highlight matter, the team advised Bromley College (and Greenwich and Bexley Colleges) on the proposed merger between Bromley and Greenwich, a highly complex matter that included the design of a partnership management model. It is also advising Trinity College London on employment, real estate, IP, governance and commercial matters. Julian Blake has recently moved to Stone King LLP.

Leading individuals

Graham Burns - Stone King LLP

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Education: schools
Education: schools - ranked: tier 1

Stone King LLP

Stone King LLP's team has long-standing expertise in the education sector and operates from the firm's offices in  London, Bath, Birmingham, Cambridge and Leeds. Core strengths include advising on academy set-ups and transfers, governance, capital funding and construction. Graham Burns heads the education team and has considerable expertise advising on multi-academy trusts and PFI projects. Roger Inman heads the education sector group and specialises in school governance, funding and academy reorganisations. Laura Berman is acting for an educational trust in connection with complaints regarding disability discrimination and Stephen Ravenscroft's work includes advising a number of schools on the various challenges involved in their closures, including handling the sale and purchase of assets, liability issues and employment relationships. Lee Coley, Helen Tucker, Graham Shaw and Ciara Campfield are other notable names.

Leading individuals

Graham Burns - Stone King LLP

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