uk-rising-star-2022_0.jpg Chambers Alexandra Steffenson.jpgAlexandra obtained a degree in Egyptology and worked in Archaeology and the Museum sector before qualifying as a Solicitor. Originally a banking and finance lawyer with Slaughter and May she moved to Stone King in 2004 to specialise in charity law. Since then she has gained extensive experience in assisting charities of all kinds with incorporations, re-structuring, rationalising permanent endowment, dealing with conflicts of interest and negotiating with the Charity Commission, as well as assisting those wishing to set up a charity to find the right structure for them. She has particular expertise in Governance (co-founding the Governance and Company Secretary Forum with Guide Dogs for the Blind); assisting faith based charities adapt their religious mission to the charitable landscape; museums and independent schools.

She is a member of the Charity Law Association, Ecclesiastical Law Society, the Conference for Solicitors for Catholic Charities, is one of the organisation team of the Catholic Charity Conference, and is a Trustee of The Roman Baths Foundation.

What our clients say

"She had a great ability to simplify things, which inspires confidence."

Client Feedback in Chambers, 2021

What our clients say

"She has tremendous clarity, great commitment and a can-do approach. I have absolute confidence in her."

Client feedback in Chambers - 2020

What our clients say

"Thank you very much for all your help in this. It has been, for us, a rather complex and confusing business and your advice has been invaluable in enabling us to understand the legal issues and to ensure we are ticking all the right boxes."

2019 Charity Client

What our clients say

"She knows the sector and gives really helpful, pragmatic solutions to the pickles we find ourselves in."

Chambers - 2019

What our clients say

Alexandra Steffensen is noted for her commitment to 'finding a range of practical solutions that apply the "black and white" of legal advice effectively to a client’s particular situation'

Legal 500 - 2017