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Stone King LLP

Work Department

Charity and social enterprise.


Ann Phillips is a former Chairman of Stone King, and now works in the Charity & Social Enterprise Team as a Consultant.

Her work encompasses all varieties of charity and social enterprise structures, advice on constitutional and governance issues, mergers and restructuring, trading and commercial relationships, dealings with the Charity Commission and other regulators and international operation and arrangements. She also has considerable experience of military charities, as well as heritage and fine arts organisations and endowed charities of all kinds, many of long establishment, including Royal Charter charities.


Stephenson Harwood from 1977; joined Stone King as a partner in February 2001 based in the London office. A frequent speaker and contributor of articles on charity matters to a range of charity publications. Co-author of ‘The Charities Act 2006: A Guide to the New Law’ (Law Society 2007).


Law Society; Charity Law Association (chairman 2011-2014 and vice-chairman 2008-2010) and STEP Charities Special Interest Group.


Norwich High School, GDST; St Hugh’s College, Oxford (MA).

Lawyer Rankings

London > Private client > Charities and not-for-profit

(Hall of Fame)

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The charity and social enterprise team at Stone King LLP is particularly noted for its work on purpose-aligned partnerships between charities and public authorities in public services. It is well-known too for its work with educational charities and charities that work with young people. It is also increasingly active in advising livery companies and corporations and it is recommended for its work with military charities as well as heritage, arts and museums. Another pre-eminent area of expertise at the firm is its work with religious and faith organisations and other types of charities such as almshouses and benevolent funds. Stephen Ravenscroft leads the agile team that includes recommended practitioners like Julian Blake, Hannah Kubie, Reema Mathur  and consultant Ann Phillips. The strong national team acts for over 200 of the country’s largest charities.