Stone King’s expertise recognised by prestigious legal directory Chambers

Stone King has again been recognised as a top-tier law firm by prestigious legal directory Chambers.

The firm continues to hold top Band 1 rankings in the independent directory for its expertise in the charity and social enterprise sector as well as education law.

Chambers says of the Charities Team: “A front-runner in the field acting for all types of charities, with notable work for social care and heritage charities as well as all types of religious organisations. Frequently seen working for household-name organisations on some of the largest projects in the sector.

This is supported by the team’s clients who say: “Stone King provides an outstanding and deeply committed team of top-grade charity solicitors backed up by expert specialists.

Stone King’s Chairman Ann Phillips is top ranked, as is Jonathan Burchfield.

Other Notable Practitioners in the Charity & Social Enterprise team are:

Alexandra Steffensen (an Associate to Watch), Hannah Kubie, Julian Blake, Robert Meakin, Stephen Ravenscroft and Tom Murdoch.

Reema Mathur is named as a Recognised Practitioner.

Of the top ranked Education Team Chamber’s says: “Top-quality national education practice with strong experience advising independent and state schools. Leading practice for academy development and advising faith schools. Profound expertise with regard to the third sector and education policy.

An interviewee described the team as: “Professional, knowledgeable and committed to their client’s needs.

Head of Education Roger Inman and Stephen Ravenscroft are named as Notable Practitioners, with Roger receiving a Band 1 ranking. He is described by Chambers as “deeply impressive”. An interviewee says of Stephen: “A really detailed and academic black-letter lawyer.

Julian Blake is also ranked in the category of Education: Institutions (Higher & Further Education)

Stone King also achieved high rankings in other practice areas.

Dr John McMullen is ranked by Chambers in Employment: Yorkshire as being “well-known for his expertise around TUPE, and he also handles a range of other employment matters including tribunals work.

Stone King’s Family & Mediation Team was also ranked by the independent guide, with its Head, Caroline Fell, noted as a Notable Practitioner.

Stone King’s Real Estate (South West) practice was also ranked by the guide and Partner Hugh Pearce highly rated for being “extremely knowledgeable on a broad range of property matters. He is very user-friendly and technically very strong.

Transport is another ranked area for the firm with the expertise of Andrew Banks and Peter Woodhouse recognised, with both named Notable Practitioners.

Managing Partner Steven Greenwood said: “Our Chambers rankings are a testament to the hard work that is done on behalf of our clients and the firm.

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