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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
Email:
Web:
www.stoneking.co.uk

Tim Rutherford

Tel:
Work 020 7324 1558
Email:
Web:
www.stoneking.co.uk
Stone King LLP

Work Department

Charity and social enterprise.

Position

Tim Rutherford is a partner and Head of the firm’s Charity & Social Enterprise Sector Group. Tim specializes in advising on charity law, governance and related issues. Tim is also experienced in advising charities and organisations in relation to insolvency and risk management issues. 

Tim has a national reputation for advising charities related to faith organisations (in particular Roman Catholic religious orders and Dioceses) and Almshouses.  He was responsible for the first incorporation of a Roman Catholic religious order charity as a CIO and has since established more than 20 similar CIOs in the past few years.  Tim is a regular speaker at sector events including providing trustee training to the members of the Conference of Religious (the umbrella body for all Roman Catholic religious orders), speaking on charity matters to the International Union of Superior Generals, presenting at the Catholic Charity Conference, presenting to the Almshouse Association and presenting to the Conference of Catholic Diocesan Financial Secretaries on charity and canon law issues.  Tim was the editor of “Embracing Change”, a handbook prepared for Roman Catholic religious institutes to mark 2015 as the Year of Consecrated Life.

Career

Trained Bevan Ashford (now Bevan Brittan); qualified 1998; worked for Burges Salmon LLP and IBB Solicitors (partner since 2011); partner Stone King LLP since 2014.

Member

Executive Committee of the Conference of Solicitors for Catholic Charities; Charity Law Association; Bath Abbey Parochial Church Council.

Education

Clifton College, Bristol; Downing College, Cambridge (BA and MA).

Leisure

Reading; use of technology; theatre, puzzles.


London: Private client

Charities and not-for-profit

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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South West: Private client

Charities and not-for-profit

Within: Leading individuals

Tim Rutherford - Stone King LLP

Within: Charities and not-for-profit

Stone King LLP has expanded its already vast charity practice, with over 150 new clients across the national sector group. The firm also has longstanding arts and heritage clients - such as The National Trust, the Heritage Lottery Fund, the Arnolfini Museum, and the National Maritime Museum - and faith clients, including 11 Church of England Dioceses, seven Roman Catholic Dioceses, and over 50% of the Roman Catholic religious orders in the country. The firm has recently acted on hive-offs for English Heritage and the Royal Parks charity and the National Citizenship Service. The firm’s liveries and City corporations practice has also increased, with the addition of The Vintners' Foundation to The Worshipful Company of Haberdashers, The Worshipful Company of Farmers and The Corporation of Trinity House. In addition to acting for many military charities – such as the RAF Sports Federation, the Army Families Federation, and the National Army Museum - the firm has reinforced its specialism in charities that operate colleges for young people with special educational needs. The ‘excellent, knowledgeable and proactive’ head of the practice Tim Rutherford splits his time between Bath and London, bringing expertise in faith organisations, in particular Roman Catholic charities, as well as almshouses. Senior associate Alexandra Steffensen is also highly recommended; she is acting for The Congregation of the Sisters of Nazareth Generalate in its support for a €27m redevelopment of its care homes in Ireland; and is advising RSPCA Bristol and District Branch on implementing a new fundraising brand and governance review. Consultant and ex-partner Michael King retired in May 2018.

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