National law firm Stone King has once again been included in the prestigious Times Best Law Firms 2020 survey, commended for its excellence in education law and singled out as a top 3 law firm in the charity sector.
Stone King's Chairman Ann Phillips, Partner in the firm’s Charity & Social Enterprise Team, said: "We are delighted to be included in this important legal table, voted for by our peers, which confirms our position as a national leader in education and charity law and among UK’s most successful law firms overall.
“We have enjoyed sustained growth across all our practice areas and our inclusion in this list, and particularly our top three ranking for charities and leading position in education, is a fantastic achievement and testimony to all the hard work of everyone in the firm."
The report, compiled by The Times and a market research firm, asked solicitors in England and Wales to recommend which they think are the best law firms across a number of categories. The top 200 law firms were identified from these recommendations, out of a possible 10,000 firms. Respondents could not recommend their own firm and could only vote once.
Commenting on the 2020 survey, Jonathan Ames, Legal Editor at The Times, says that there are more than 150,000 practising lawyers at firms across the UK, with the legal profession contributing around £26 billion to the UK economy, and ‘these are the firms that the lawyers themselves say are on top.’
Stone King’s position in this report is backed up by its top-tier rankings for its Education and Charity & Social Enterprise teams in the prominent, independent legal directories Legal 500 and Chambers UK.
The firm was also recently included in legal publication The Lawyer’s UK 200 report, which placed the Bath-based firm in 128th place out of the country’s largest law firms by revenue.