Our work with charities

Stone King’s work with charities has always been at the heart of our practice. We are recognised as one of the leading law firms for charities in the UK. Our lawyers act for many hundreds of charities across the sector from household names, including almost 200 of the largest charities in the UK, through to local community groups.

The lawyers in our charity and social enterprise sector group work predominantly for charity clients and are able to provide practical solutions to problems based on our in-depth knowledge and experience of charities and how they operate. We understand the environment in which charities operate and that “charities mean business”.

Our charity sector group of over 50 lawyers is spread across our regional office network and is Co- Headed by Stephen Ravenscroft (Partner, London) and Rosamund McCarthy Etherington (Partner London) . Within the sector group we have one of the largest teams of specialist charity lawyers in the country, including, Julian Blake (Partner, London), Tom Murdoch (Partner, Leeds), Hannah Kubie (Partner, London), Reema Mathur (Partner, London), Tim Rutherford (Partner, Bath and London) and Ann Phillips (Consultant, London)

Supporting charities is our core focus. Please get in touch with us today to discuss how we can support you and your organisation.

What our clients say

"The team are reliable and efficient and the advice is to the point."

What our clients say

"The firm are highly responsive, have broad experience in all areas related to charities, and take a pragmatic approach."

What our clients say

"Stone King has an expanding team with significant knowledge and experience; there is usually a team member who has first-hand knowledge of a particular problem."

What our clients say

"….she is extremely able, very hard working and willing to work collaboratively to meet our needs. She is very well connected and well informed about sector developments."

Chambers and Partners (UK) 2019/20

What our clients say

"Rosamund McCarthy is without doubt the best there is. She combines her expertise with compassion and an unrelenting focus on the specific needs of her clients. And this never falters despite being under extreme pressure."

Legal 500 (UK) 2019/20

What our clients say

"….has a high profile in the charity sector acting for the top 100 charities on governance and complex matters."

Legal 500 2019/20

What our clients say

"A leading practitioner with experience in a wide range of charity law issues. She has notable expertise advising clients on regulatory matters and inquiries as well as assisting with corporate structuring and governance issues."

Chambers 2021

What our clients say

“Rosamund McCarthy is very impressive and can handle tricky issues.”

Chambers - 2023

What our clients say

“She's a bit of a legend in the field and is a really passionate lawyer.”

Chambers - 2023

What our clients say

“He consistently delivers excellent advice and care for clients. He is one of the most able, trusted and committed solicitors in the charity and social enterprise sector.”

Chambers - 2023

What our clients say

 “Stephen led negotiations and had a very strong grasp of everything. He was a delight to work with.”

Chambers - 2023

What our clients say

 “Tim has excellent knowledge of charity law and practice. He's also pragmatic and commercial.”

Chambers - 2023

What our clients say

 “He gives excellent advice and is very sensible and detail-oriented. He's a specialist in charity and governance law - we rely on him a lot.”

Chambers - 2023

What our clients say

 “He's a very good and calm lawyer. He's great with his clients and fights for them in a gentlemanly way.”

Chambers - 2023

What our clients say

 “She's pragmatic in her approach and clearly explains the risks.”

What our clients say

“Stone King is renowned nationwide as a centre of excellence for client care and service. They take on complex and sophisticated issues, including those with political, economic and social implications.”

Chambers - 2023

What our clients say

 “Stone King provided excellent, clear charity legal advice at very short notice and within very quick timescales.”

Chambers - 2023

What our clients say

 “The lawyers had a very quick grasp of what was a complex and potentially difficult set of negotiations.”

Chambers - 2023

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