Stone King named as top-ranked law firm by Chambers

Stone King has again been recognised as a top-ranked law firm by the respected legal journal Chambers.

The firm has been top Band 1 ranked for both its Charity & Social Enterprise and Education sectors, and this year its Crime Team has also achieved the coveted top Band 1 status.

In addition, the work of Stone King’s Charity & Social Enterprise Sector has seen Stone King named as one of the top 3 law firms in the country, while its Education Sector is recognised as one of the top 4 in England.

Chambers says of Stone King’s work in the Charity & Social Enterprise Sector:

It advises on the full range of issues faced by charities, including creation, fund-raising, governance, mergers and restructuring. Also acts for charities on contentious legacy and regulatory matters, including trustee, registration and governance disputes.

The independent guide has also ranked eight members of the firm’s Charity & Social Enterprise Sector as Notable Practitioners; Ann Philips has achieved Senior Statespeople status, while Julian Blake and Stephen Ravenscroft are ranked in Band 2. Hannah Kubie, Reema Mathur, Tom Murdoch and Tim Rutherford are ranked as Band 4, while Alexandra Steffensen is an Associate to Watch.

Of Stone King’s Education Sector Chambers said:

A top-quality national education practice with strong experience advising independent and state schools.

Roger Inman, Head of the Education Sector, was awarded Senior Statespeople status, Stephen Ravenscroft has been ranked as Band 2 with Helen Tucker ranked as Band 4.

Chambers has also recognised the work of Stone King’s Family Team with a Band 2 ranking, with Partners Meg Moss and Caroline Fell receiving Band 2 recognition as Notable Practitioners.

Chambers says of the Family Team:

“It is highly respected for its representation of clients in alternative dispute resolution proceedings, such as arbitration, mediation and collaborative law. Regularly acts on private finance and children matters, and also has strength acting for clients on public children law cases.

Transport: Road Regulatory is ranked as Band 3, with Partner Andrew Banks also recognised as a Notable Practitioner in Band 3.

Chambers said: “Recognised for its strength in representing haulier operators in public inquiries. Additionally well-equipped to appear in the magistrates' and Crown courts to defend clients in prosecutions.

The firm’s Real Estate Team was awarded a Band 4 ranking, with Partner Hugh Pearce ranked as a Notable Practitioner in Band 3.

Chambers says of the Real Estate Team: “Acknowledged for its expertise in property work for charities and educational institutions, including independent schools, academies and faith schools.

Stone King’s Managing Partner, Steven Greenwood, said:

We have again been top ranked by Chambers and this is a fantastic achievement for the firm, our people and, above all, the clients we are proud to serve.

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