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Stone King LLP

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

Tom Murdoch

Tel:
Work 020 7324 1750
Email:
Web:
www.stoneking.co.uk
Stone King LLP

Work Department

Charity and social enterprise.

Position

 

Tom acts for a wide variety of charities and social enterprises on diverse legal issues including: novel charitable purposes, spin-offs from the state, structural re-organisations, including governance reviews, amendment of royal charters, trading issues, charity campaigning, charity appeals, mergers and charities specialising in health and social care. 

Recent charity work includes:

  • acting for the Royal Society, the National Trust and English Heritage;
  • first registration of new charitable purposes Wikimedia UK (the organisation underlying Wikipedia) and local Healthwatch (local authority public health responsibilities);
  • closure of The Diana Princess of Wales Memorial Fund;
  • assisting DEFRA with the establishment of the Canal and Riverside Trust, the successor organisation in England and Wales to the British Waterways Board; and 
  • participating in both the NCVO’s and the Charity Law Association’s reviews of the Charities Act 2006 and the potential recognition of public benefit journalism as a charitable purpose.

Career

Trained at Stone King LLP; qualified 2010; partner at Stone King LLP 2005.

Education

St Bartholomew’s School, Newbury; York University; City University.


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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