Stone King has further strengthened its education team with the appointment of lawyer Jamie Otter.
Jamie, who is based in the firm’s Leeds office, joins as Partner from Browne Jacobson.
His key focus will be acting for schools and academies in the North, capitalising on his vast experience in the education sector.
He has been recognised as a ‘Rising Star’ by independent legal journal the Legal 500.
“I am delighted to join Stone King, a firm with an enviable reputation in the education sector,” said Jamie.
“Stone King’s Education Team is recognised nationally as leading education advisors and I am looking forward to playing a part in helping our clients to make a difference to pupils’ lives.”
Tom Morrison, lead Partner for Stone King’s Leeds office and national Head of Further Education, said:
“Jamie is a very well-respected lawyer and we are delighted to welcome him to the firm. His addition will enable us to build on the excellent work we already do with our inspiring education provider clients including schools, academies, further education and sixth form colleges.”
Jamie advises on sophisticated corporate governance issues, including the establishment of trading companies, collaborative groupings and federations on collaboration agreements. He has managed over 800 conversions projects and has experience of providing cutting-edge strategic advice to a number of high-profile multi-academy trusts on academy to academy transfers.