Tom is Stone King’s Head of Further Education for the firm’s national FE practice, oversees our Education Team in the North and is the Lead Partner for our Leeds Office. With over 20 years’ experience acting for providers across the education sector, Tom is nationally recognised as an expert legal advisor to the Further Education sector.
Tom specialises in advising education providers on strategic, contractual and commercial issues. He has particular expertise in leading projects, handling contract negotiations, drafting agreements and advising on information law compliance. He works closely with education sector clients on a daily basis, supporting the teams at a range of colleges, multi-academy trusts and other education providers throughout England and draws together the wider team to ensure an expert, joined up and effective approach.
Tom speaks at sector conferences and delivers sector-specific training at events throughout the country, including those organised by the Association of Colleges, the Education & Training Foundation, the College Finance Directors Group and the Governance Professionals’ Special Interest Group. He is author of the Further Education Overview section for Thomson Reuters’ legal publication WestLaw and is a contributor for leading national legal publication New Law Journal.