Charity & Social Enterprise

Our work with charities and social enterprises

Stone King’s work with charities and social enterprises 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 and social enterprises operate and that “charities mean business”.

Our charity and social enterprise sector group of over 50 lawyers is spread across our regional office network and is headed by Tim Rutherford (Partner, Bath and London). Within the sector group we have one of the largest teams of specialist charity lawyers in the country, including Ann Phillips (Senior Partner Charities, London), Jonathan Burchfield (Consultant Charities, London), Julian Blake (Partner, London), Robert Meakin (Partner, Cambridge and London), Tom Murdoch (Partner, Leeds), Hannah Kubie (Partner, London) and Reema Mathur (Partner, London).

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

Key partners

  Core partner of E3M, Stone King, provides expertise and shares experience and knowledge about the key ingredients for successful social enterprise development and growth.
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    Recent testimonials

    “Stone King's overriding value is the care and the support of their clients. They are fully aware of our needs and ensure that they maintain excellent service.”

    Client feedback in Chambers 2017

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    "They were incredibly impressive - they have very practical experience in terms of having done it before, and a good understanding of best practice."

    Client feedback in Chambers 2016

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    "The team is lauded for its ‘well-presented advice’ and for the fact that there are ‘sufficient subject matter experts on hand to be able to tackle a wide range of questions’."

    Legal 500 -  2019

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    Many interviewees are quick to laud the insight the firm offers, with one praising the team's "expertise and in-depth knowledge of the charity sector," as well as its "solution-orientated and pragmatic approach."

    Chambers - 2019

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    "They take the time to really get to know the organisation; they offer proactive as well as reactive advice and support, they are incredibly knowledgeable and reliable, the quality of their work is exceptional and they always think things through from all angles."

    Chambers - 2019

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    "Many thanks to you and the team for fantastic work and quite exceptional service!"

    Colin Bailey, National Lottery Heritage Fund - 2019

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    "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

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