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Stone King LLP

13 QUEEN SQUARE, BATH, BA1 2HJ, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 01225 337599
Fax:
Fax 01225 335437
DX:
8001 BATH
Email:
Web:
www.stoneking.co.uk

Michael Brotherton

Tel:
Work 01225 324481
Email:
Stone King LLP

Work Department

Education team.

Position

Michael is a Partner and specialises in all areas of Education Law, he has also built up an enviable reputation dealing with the more contentious aspects of school life including procedural issues, admissions, exclusions, parental complaints, and Equality Act claims.

Michael’s other skills include advising on many academy conversions, from single academy projects to multi academy conversion projects; advising on safeguarding issues, abuse allegations, policy drafting, general governance, best practice and whole school issues.

Career

Trained Stone King 1998-2000; partner Stone King LLP 2015.

Education

Stonyhurst College; University of Wolverhampton.

Leisure

Sport, theatre, literature.


South West: Public sector

Education

Within: Education

Stone King LLP advises on governance, the establishment of academies, employment and property issues, and capital funding. It is adept at establishing academies and advises on the establishment of multi-academy trusts. Other areas of expertise include school property issues involving the Priority School Building Programme (PSBP). Helen Tucker specialises in advising on operational matters for independent schools. Michael Brotherton focuses on high-profile contentious issues such as challenging Ofsted inspections and also advises on general day-to-day issues such as pastoral care. Ciara Campfield is adept at handling state funded project matters and academy conversions. Team Manager Jean Boyle specialises in employment and pension law in relation to the education sector. Recent highlights include acting for a school in successfully challenging the outcome of an Ofsted inspection and having the school reinspected. The firm also acted in challenge against a university over a refusal to accept late applications and advised several schools in relation to historic abuse allegations.

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