After a year of recruiting and building its presence in the West Midlands, national law firm Stone King has opened a Birmingham office in the city centre at Colmore Gate. The new office is a key step in the firm’s strategy to provide its national education expertise on a local basis, alongside its offices in Bath, Cambridge, Leeds and London. The initial focus of the Birmingham office will be on schools in the city and West Midlands region.
Ann Phillips, Chairman of Stone King, says: “We are delighted to mark our move into Birmingham and show our commitment to the region. I am also very pleased to welcome our latest recruits, who are well-known experts in their field in the area and will be a real asset to the firm. Our initial focus is to grow our leading education sector services, building on the work we do with more than 800 schools, academies and multi-academy trusts across the country.”
Stone King began to expand in Birmingham in 2017 with the appointment of Senior Associate and employment law expert Surinder Dhillon, who launched a BAME Headteachers and Senior Leaders Forum in Birmingham in February, and Senior HR Consultant Baljinder Nizzer. So far in 2018 the firm has also welcomed Senior Associates Esther Maxwell and Charlotte Melhuish to its Education Team from Harrison Clark Rickerbys, and Amrick Saggu, a Consultant in the Commercial Property Team who joined from Birmingham City Council, among other appointments.
To mark the occasion, on Tuesday 12 June the firm held reception drinks at Birmingham’s stylish Malmaison, welcoming more than 30 key members of the city’s education sector, including school leaders and business managers and representatives of the city’s business community. A well-attended seminar on education and employment law ran immediately prior to the reception.
Stone King is a leading national law firm with more than 240 people across five national offices. With over 200 years of experience the firm provides specialist legal advice and solutions to the four sectors of education; charity and social enterprise; business; and private client.
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