Helen Tucker

Partner
Head of Independent Schools Team

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Helen is a partner in our Independent Schools Team. Prior to joining Stone King, Helen was Head of the Education Sector Team at Ashfords solicitors, and Head of Legal for The Girls’ Day School Trust. Helen also recently completed her tenure as Chair of Governors at a school in Bristol. 

Helen advises independent schools on a range of issues including strategic review papers for trustees, handling complex safeguarding and child protection cases, educational negligence claims, allegations of discrimination and Equality Act issues, school parent contracts, policy reviews and data protection issues.

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    "She shows a great understanding of the legal elements of issues, and her advice is always very balanced and clearly explained.

    "She really understands the education sector and provides detailed responses."

    Client Feedback in Chambers, 2021

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    ‘Helen Tucker is the relationship manager and my experience is very positive. Her responses are very timely and show a great understanding of the legal elements of issues which are explained clearly but also an understanding of the boarding school environment. Her ultimate advice is always very balanced.’

    Legal 500, 2021

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    ‘Helen Tucker is superb.’

    Legal 500, 2021

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    "We have recently started engaging the services of Helen Tucker for specialist advice and have been hugely impressed with the clarity and depth of the advice received."

    David Chambers, Bursar, Blundell's School

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    Helen Tucker, who is ‘excellent’, advised Wiltshire Council on a school closure and, separately, a school merger.

    Legal 500 - 2014

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    Helen Tucker ‘knows independent-school issues inside out’.

    Legal 500 - 2014

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    "Knows the education sector well and can therefore readily relate to our requirements."

    Chambers - 2016

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    Recent testimonials

    Helen Tucker is noted for the quality of her advice to schools on the myriad challenges they face. Her recent work includes advising on policy drafting, managing the implications of changing pupil numbers and insolvency issues.

    Chambers - 2016

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