As part of our nationally leading specialist Education Team, we have a depth and breadth of experience in dealing with property issues for educational bodies that we do not believe can be found elsewhere.

Our clients encompass a very wide range of the education sector including:

  • Community schools

  • VA Schools (and their trustees)

  • Foundation Schools and Trust Schools

  • Independent schools

  • Academies and their sponsors

  • Further Education colleges

  • Diocesan boards of education

  • Higher Education institutions

  • Professional associations/umbrella bodies

We have a unique breadth of experience across independent and maintained sector and have leading dedicated specialist technical know-how, and experience of the practical issues for a wide variety of projects.

In the maintained sector we have assisted numerous schools in connection with the land transfers and other related occupational agreements, arising from the change of status to Foundation and Trust schools, and we have often advised Governing Bodies and Foundation Trustees on Building Schools for the Future (BSF) projects, including PFI proposals.

We have particularly extensive experience in advising sponsors and the School Trusts of Academies on the property issues arising from Academy Projects.

We act for numerous independent schools on all their property matters, including construction and  planning advice and on such things as to how property can be used to support the school’s requirements to demonstrate public benefit.

Our advice to FE and HE institutions again crosses the full range of property issues including major property development projects.

We also have specialist teams for Charity Property, Commercial Property and Private Investors.

What our clients say

"First and foremost they are excellent lawyers - they know the charity and education sectors really well."

Chambers - 2019

What our clients say

"I'm very impressed by the service; they always seem to go the extra mile."

Client Feedback in Chambers - 2019

What our clients say

"They have strong client service, genuine expertise in the relevant areas of law and are practical in identifying solutions."

Chambers - 2019

What our clients say

"Highlighted for its 'depth of expertise in education', Stone King LLP attracts praise for its 'extremely good response times' and 'outstanding level of service'."

Legal 500 - 2019

What our clients say

“I feel fellow school leaders need to be made aware that there is an absolutely brilliant company out there who will provide those key services at very competitive rates”

C A Wakefield - Maldon's Community Academy

What our clients say

"They were efficient and pleasant to deal with", "they're great charities and public sector lawyers".

Chambers - 2014

What our clients say

Stone King LLP’s ‘prompt and knowledgeable’ real estate team handles a steady flow of work for a host of longstanding clients and attracts praise for its ‘expertise in what are often quite niche areas of law’, and for its sector specialisms in charity and education.

Legal 500 - 2017

What our clients say

"The team provides excellent advice and the quality of service is extremely high."

Chambers - 2018

What our clients say

"The team is diligent and always available for any clarification of issues."

Chambers - 2018

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