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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

The Enterprise Sector Group at Stone King LLP works together on a national basis operating across its various offices under the direction of Tim Rutherford and Hannah Kubie. The team does a lot of work with religious and faith organisations working with Catholic, Church of England and independent church charities, and other religious groups. It is also well-regarded for its work with educational charities and charities that work with young people. Other areas of expertise span its work with military charities, heritage, arts and museums, as well as increasingly livery companies and City corporations. Key team members include: Julian Blake, who has over 28 years of experience in social enterprise and charity work; Jonathan Burchfield, who concentrates his extensive expertise exclusively on charity law matters; and chairman of the firm Ann Phillips, who works with many of the firm’s long established charity clients.

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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 advises trusts and funds, which involves acting for museums and galleries as well as for educational charities and charities which work with young people. The firm is experienced in assisting charities with restructurings and reorganisation, fundraising, charity acquisition, legacy disputes and employment regulations. Hannah Kubie and Tim Rutherford head the practice. Rutherford has particular expertise in working with faith organisations such as Roman Catholic charities and alms-houses. Senior associate Alexandra Steffensen advises museums as well as animal charities, and assists independent schools on the borrowing of funds from their permanent endowment to finance construction projects.

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