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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

Stephen Ravenscroft

Tel:
Work 020 7324 1732
Email:
Web:
www.stoneking.co.uk
Stone King LLP

Work Department

Charity and social enterprise, education.

Position

Stephen is a Partner and has specialised in charity and not-for-profit law since qualifying as a solicitor in 1997.

Stephen acts for clients of all sizes, helping them with a wide range of issues that includes new charity registrations, incorporations, governance matters, mergers, trustee training, dealings with the Charity Commission and fundraising matters.

Stephen has enormous expertise in advising on Academy projects. 

Over the last 10 years Stephen has worked with more than 50 sponsored Academies and more than 100 converter Academies.  This depth of experience means Stephen is often able to save clients time and fees by anticipating potential issues at the earliest stage.

Career

Trained Nabarro Nathanson; qualified 1997.

Member

Charity Law Association.

Education

Churcher’s College, Petersfield; University of Durham (BA Law 2(1)).

Leisure

Cycling; reading; family.


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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London: Public sector

Education: schools

Within: Education: schools

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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