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Jonathan Burchfield

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Charity and social enterprise.


Jonathan is a Partner and is ranked as one of the Top 10 Leading Lawyers amongst Charity advisers by Citywealth magazine in its 2015 Leaders List. He qualified in 1978 and has concentrated exclusively on charity law matters since the early 1990s. He was a partner with Nabarro before joining Stone King in 2006.

In his work, Jonathan focuses on advising charities on all aspects of charity law and practice, and on their corporate governance. He is also a member of our Legacy Team which advises charities on all aspects of legacy fundraising and administration.


Trained Kenneth Brown Baker Baker; qualified 1978; headed charity group Turner Kenneth Brown 1991-95; headed charity group at Nabarro Nathanson 1995-2006; partner Stone King LLP 2006. Directorships: trustee (former chairman) Tubney Charitable Trust (1997 to 2012), trustee Creativity Culture and Education (2008-2009), governor St Edward’s School, Oxford (2009-2013), governance and audit committee member The Lord’s Taverners (2013- ).


Member Charity Law Association; Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners.


St Edward’s School, Oxford; Corpus Christ College, Cambridge.


Blues Cricket Club.

London: Private client

Charities and not-for-profit

Within: Leading individuals

Jonathan Burchfield - Stone King LLP

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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