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Stone King LLP

Work Department

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.

Lawyer Rankings

London > Public sector > Education: schools

(Hall of Fame)

Graham BurnsStone King LLP

Stone King LLP supports numerous state schools, including faith schools, and independent schools, drawing on strong charity and business law teams. It provides a full range of services including handling school collaborations, pupil and parents issues, governance work, employment law issues, social finance matters and construction mandates, and has recently expanded its schools offering in information law, immigration issues and procurements. The specialist independent schools team, led by partner Helen Tucker, has a strong record in handling complex school merger and acquisition projects, school groups and partnerships. Other areas of work include admissions and appeals, pupil behaviour issues and exclusions, and safeguarding and Equality Act matters. Team lead Graham Burns is well known for his expertise in PFI schemes, particularly involving complex challenges with local authorities. Roger Inman heads the overall department, while Tom Morrison manages the FE sub-group.

London > Public sector > Education: institutions

(Hall of Fame)

Graham BurnsStone King LLP