The guide compiles top-tier law firm rankings with Stone King’s expertise and key people recognised, as well as additional Hall of Fame entries for those who are at “the pinnacle of their profession”.
The Hall of Fame includes Stone King’s chairman Ann Phillips and Jonathan Burchfield, both noted as lawyers who have received constant praise from their clients for continued excellence.
Of Ann Phillips The Legal 500 says: “She 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.”
Of Jonathan Burchfield it says: “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.”
Stone King’s education and charity sectors were both ranked in the top tier, as was the firm’s employment advice for these sectors.
“Stone King LLP's team has long-standing expertise in the education sector and operates from the firm's offices in London, Bath, Birmingham, Cambridge and Leeds,” said the Legal 500.
“Core strengths include advising on academy set-ups and transfers, governance, capital funding and construction.”
Of Stone King’s charity sector it said: “It has a number of excellent practitioners among them the ‘accessible and responsive’ Tim Rutherford who is ‘happy to explain difficult issues and to then discuss solutions. He has a sound knowledge of charity law’.
The firm, which has offices in Bath, Birmingham, Cambridge, Leeds and London, also ranks highly in the personal tax, trusts and probate, commercial law, property litigation and family law categories.
Of property litigation it says: “Stone King is very highly rated in the region and is instructed by charities, developers, educational trusts and high-net-worth individuals in a wide variety of contentious property issues.”
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