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Ann Phillips

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Stone King LLP

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Charity and social enterprise.


Ann Phillips is a Partner, Chairman of Stone King, and is Head of the Charity & Social Enterprise Team.

Her work encompasses all varieties of charity and social enterprise structures, advice on constitutional and governance issues, mergers and restructuring, trading and commercial relationships, dealings with the Charity Commission and other regulators and international operation and arrangements. She also has considerable experience of military charities, as well as heritage and fine arts organisations and endowed charities of all kinds, many of long establishment, including Royal Charter charities.


Stephenson Harwood from 1977; joined Stone King as a partner in February 2001 based in the London office. A frequent speaker and contributor of articles on charity matters to a range of charity publications. Co-author of ‘The Charities Act 2006: A Guide to the New Law’ (Law Society 2007).


Law Society; Charity Law Association (chairman 2011-2014 and vice-chairman 2008-2010) and STEP Charities Special Interest Group.


Norwich High School, GDST; St Hugh’s College, Oxford (MA).

London: Private client

Charities and not-for-profit

Within: Leading individuals

Ann Phillips - Stone King LLP

Within: Charities and not-for-profit

Stone King LLP  has a number of excellent practitioners among them the ‘accessible and responsiveTim 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.

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