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Graham Burns

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Stone King LLP

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Education team.


Graham is the Head of education team and his particular skills include advising on complex public sector procurements (where he has particular expertise in the education and local authority sectors) and major commercial transactions. Graham also offers substantial experience of major and complex public private partnership deals, including completing the largest schools partnership contract in England for Northamptonshire County Council.

Graham has a substantial practice in the academies sector, a history that began with him acting for the West London Free School on the very first free school funding agreement. He is also recognised as one of the education sector’s leading innovators having acted for a broad range of sponsors developing Multi-Academy Trusts and Umbrella Trust structures.


Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, Eversheds and TPP Law.


Procurement Lawyers Association.


Manchester University (LLB).


Family, travel.

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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.

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