Wednesday 4th October 2023

  The Legal 500 - The Clients Guide to Law Firms                                                                        

We are delighted to be named a Top-Tier firm in six practice areas by independent research guide The Legal 500.

The Legal 500 carries out an analysis of the legal sector by regions, with the highly-respected top tier rankings awarded for the firm’s Education practice in both London and the South West, the firm’s Crime practice in the South West and for Charities and not-for-profit in London, the South West and Yorkshire areas.

In addition, the firm has been recommended in a further 11 practice areas across our sectors of Charity, Education, Faith, Business & Social Enterprise and Private Client, as well as a total of 39 mentions for Stone King’s lawyers for their standout contribution to their practice.

Roger Inman, Chair of the Management Board, said:

“I am so pleased to see recognition for Stone King and our people in these latest rankings.  We strive to do the very best in work for our clients, and use our specialist knowledge to help them achieve their objectives, and it is great that this independent research shows we are succeeding in that work.”

The other practice areas that have achieved coveted Legal 500 rankings are:

East Anglia:
Corporate and commercial and Immigration.

South West:
Dispute resolution: Commercial litigation for Gloucestershire, Somerset and Wiltshire, 

Employment: Gloucestershire, Somerset and Wiltshire, Private Client: Contentious trusts and probate, Private Client: Family, Private Client: Personal tax, trusts and probate, Real Estate: Commercial property: Gloucestershire, Somerset and Wiltshire and Real Estate: Property Litigation

Yorkshire and the Humber:
Employment for Leeds and West Yorkshire; North Yorkshire, and Education.

Stone King has four lawyers in the coveted Hall of Fame, Graham Burns, Consultant Ann Phillips, and Partners Julian Blake and Rosamund McCarthy Etherington.

There is also Leading Individual status for Laura Berman, Ciara Campfield, Julie Moktadir, Tom Murdoch, Helen Tucker and Tim Rutherford as well as further recognition as Recommended and/or Key Lawyers.

Also recognised by the Legal 500 across the Next Generation Partner, Recommended Lawyer, Key Lawyer and Rising Star categories are:

Alison Allen, Andrew Banks,  James Barratt, Amy Berry, Jean Boyle, Joanne Burton, Michael Brotherton, Louise Castle, Dan Carter, Lee Coley, Sam Dowgill, Tamsin Eastwood, Rebecca Eels, Caroline Fell, Elizabeth Fortin, Frances Godden, Matthew Graham, Daniel Harris, Roger Inman, Chris Jones, Hannah Kubie, Kathryn Layzell, Charlotte Macdonald, Reema Mathur, Angus McWilliams, Andrew Mortimer, Tom Morrison, Daniela Nickols, Alice O’Mahony, Polly O’Malley, Jamie Otter, Hugh Pearce, Miguel Pereira, Tony Pidgeon, Stephen Ravenscroft, Nicole Reed, Kerry Rogers, Emma Seaton, Tracey Smith, Alexandra Steffensen, Caroline Taylor, Raquel Ugalde, Craig Vincent, Luke Watson, Alexandra Weatherdon, Peter Woodhouse and Nicholas Wragg.

Stone King’s results can be seen in full here.