We find ourselves in an unprecedented situation with the Coronavirus pandemic, Daniel Harris, Partner in our International & Cross-Border Team, explains how we can continue to support all of our valued clients as usual, in particular with making a Will without having to leave your home.

We offer a broad range of personal legal advice to individuals and their families. Whatever your personal circumstances, we offer guidance for life’s journey that is tailored to your needs.

We provide practical legal advice on a broad range of issues that is delivered in a way that you will understand. We advise our private clients across the full spectrum of services, including family law and mediation, personal tax, probate and estates, residential property and wills and estate planning.

We will invest considerable time to get to know you well in order to understand your issues and build a close working relationship with you. This will enable us to offer a flexible, personal service that is tailored specifically to your needs.

We pride ourselves on being accessible and will always listen to you. We will discuss our fees with you at the outset and provide clear estimates for each stage of our work. This means that in addition to receiving high quality legal advice and service you will be certain of how much it is going to cost.

What our clients say

Thank you for all your hard work over the last couple of years. You have made the process as easy as you possibly could and your support and advice has been invaluable

What our clients say

"Thanks again so much to Caroline for her kindness and patience shown to us during the very difficult mediation process. She was wonderful."

Client Feedback - 2021

What our clients say

"Nick is such a genuine, caring person and an amazing defence lawyer. I realise more and more how much he helped me and I thank him from the bottom of my heart."

Client Feedback

What our clients say

"I wish I had known about Stone King during my divorce. Mediation during my divorce was useless. Stone King made me feel for the first time I was being treated fairly. It was impossible to have any mediation with my ex husband until Stone King. They are brilliant and look at both sides in an objective way. It's a unique way of doing mediation that actually works."

Client Satisfaction Survey Feedback

What our clients say

'I was greatly relieved by the efficient and informed level of advice I received. Salient information was conveyed quickly and clearly. I was given an overview of my case and the strengths and weaknesses of my legal position, which was justified with relevant experience and information. When I raised issues, these were responded to without undue delay. On any occasion where my solicitor was not available, I felt her personal assistant was genuinely well informed of the details of my case and capable of dealing with or referring ongoing matters as required.'

Legal 500, 2021

What our clients say

‘I would like to commend Meg Moss for the consistently exceptional service that she provided me. Her advice was informed by a wealth of experience, and was detailed, accurate and succinct. She brought a keen intellect, a great sense of humour and real personal warmth to her interactions with me. She demonstrated an understanding of my personal situation, which I valued immensely. On a personal and professional level, she is absolutely the solicitor you want in your corner during any matrimonial or custodial dispute.’  

Legal 500, 2021

What our clients say

Your wealth of knowledge and experience means today, I or We, can draw a line under the events of late and start to rebuild our lives.

What our clients say

In our initial meeting I was incredibly impressed with not only Meg's high level of professionalism but her kindness and her empathy; qualities she displayed throughout a process made all the more difficult by Covid-19. Meg rose to those additional challenges magnificently and knowing that my affairs were in the best possible hands was a real comfort. I cannot recommend Meg and the team highly enough to any prospective client. 

Client Feedback, 2021

What our clients say

"Andrew brings a degree of realism and takes the trouble to ensure clients know exactly the position they are in.

"He is excellent at client care."

Client Feedback in Chambers, 2021

What our clients say

"I've been very impressed by the team's expertise and determination to complete the projects despite some significant complications."

Client Feedback in Chambers, 2021

What our clients say

"He's superb and really, genuinely capable - a thoroughly nice man who is heavily invested in the charity sector and knows how to couch his advice in the right terms." 

Client Feedback in Chambers, 2021

What our clients say

"She is thorough, reliable, responsive, very efficient and works with her clients' best interests foremost in mind."

Client Feedback in Chambers, 2021

What our clients say

"All the team are friendly, approachable and reliable."

Client Feedback in Chambers, 2021

What our clients say

"very good at problem-solving,"

Client Feedback in Chambers, 2021

What our clients say

"He has a thorough knowledge of the sector and is incredibly hard-working."

Client Feedback in Chambers, 2021

What our clients say

"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

What our clients say

"They are swift at responding, experienced in the independent schools sector and always have our best interests at heart."

Client Feedback in Chambers, 2021

What our clients say

"good at translating legal-speak into understandable risks."

Client Feedback in Chambers, 2021

What our clients say

"They provide rapid responses and detailed advice which clearly outlines what our options are."

Client Feedback in Chambers, 2021

What our clients say

"an expert in charity law who is confident and highly personable."

Client Feedback in Chambers, 2021

What our clients say

"In a complicated matter, he went way beyond our expectations to get the transaction over the line."

Client Feedback in Chambers, 2021

What our clients say

"renowned for exceptional expertise and client care."

Client Feedback in Chambers, 2021

What our clients say

"pragmatic and quick to respond."

Client Feedback in Chambers, 2021

What our clients say

"very impressed with their knowledge of charity law and the fact that they had dealt with issues like mine previously,

"they were able to explain things to us in relatively simple terms and keep us on the right track."

Client Feedback in Chambers, 2021

What our clients say

"very experienced and knowledgeable,

"She has a very good understanding of our business and is aware of the current issues affecting our sector."

Client Feeback in Chambers, 2021

What our clients say

"She had a great ability to simplify things, which inspires confidence."

Client Feedback in Chambers, 2021

What our clients say

'Completely trustworthy. detailed advice and knowledge of our school. Highly recommended.’

Legal 500, 2021

What our clients say

‘Client relationship, knowledge of our school, accessibility. Extremely thorough.'

Legal 500, 2021

What our clients say

‘We know many of the key lawyers in the Education Team, who between them have a wealth of experience and a deep understanding of the independent schools.’

Legal 500, 2021

What our clients say

‘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

What our clients say

‘Helen Tucker is superb.’

Legal 500, 2021

What our clients say

‘Experts in a wide range of fields with open access to the most appropriate person who is always an expert in their field. They listen carefully to our needs and do not over complicate their advice. Always efficient and never let you down.’

Legal 500, 2021

What our clients say

‘Continutiy of personnel and understanding of the sector specific issues we face. Balanced and practical advice offered.’

Legal 500, 2021

What our clients say

'We have a very strong, long-standing working relationship with Stone King. As a firm they have taken the time meet with us at the school and ensure they have a thorough understanding of us both as a wider school group and in relation to the needs of our constituent schools, in addition to our obligations as a charity. This is underpinned by Stone King.’

Legal 500, 2021

What our clients say

‘They are professional, personable and a pleasure to deal with.’

Legal 500, 2021

What our clients say

‘Rebecca Broom is very personable and always willing to go the extra mile for clients in need of help.’

Legal 500, 2021

What our clients say

‘Multi-jurisdictional probate cases are handled with consummate professionalism and the knowledge and advice is second to none.’

Legal 500, 2021

What our clients say

‘David Whitworth is very knowledgeable and helpful and has a rare skill of being able to communicate very complex matters in a client-friendly manner.’

Legal 500, 2021

What our clients say

‘Approachable, professional, interested in our needs and in finding the best solution.’

Legal 500, 2021

What our clients say

‘A local and approachable firm who can understand sometimes unusual international estate planning needs.’

Legal 500, 2021

What our clients say

'I was greatly relieved by the efficient and informed level of advice I received. Salient information was conveyed quickly and clearly. I was given an overview of my case and the strengths and weaknesses of my legal position, which was justified with relevant experience and information. When I raised issues, these were responded to without undue delay. On any occasion where my solicitor was not available, I felt her personal assistant was genuinely well informed of the details of my case and capable of dealing with or referring ongoing matters as required.'

Legal 500, 2021

What our clients say

‘Meg Moss is a consummate professional. Her strengths include utilising her detailed legal knowledge to ensure a fair resolution to challenging cases whilst always being mindful of clients’ legal costs. She is approachable, thorough, pleasant, empathetic, reliable, responsive, very efficient and works with her clients’ best interests foremost in mind. She gives honest appraisals and outlines clearly the options available for any given situation.’

Legal 500, 2021

What our clients say

‘I would like to commend Meg Moss for the consistently exceptional service that she provided me. Her advice was informed by a wealth of experience, and was detailed, accurate and succinct. She brought a keen intellect, a great sense of humour and real personal warmth to her interactions with me. She demonstrated an understanding of my personal situation, which I valued immensely. On a personal and professional level, she is absolutely the solicitor you want in your corner during any matrimonial or custodial dispute.’

Legal 500, 2021

What our clients say

‘I was greatly relieved by the efficient and informed level of advice I received. Salient information was conveyed quickly and clearly. I was given an overview of my case and the strengths and weaknesses of my legal position, which was justified with relevant experience and information. When I raised issues, these were responded to without undue delay. On any occasion where my solicitor was not available, I felt her personal assistant was genuinely well informed of the details of my case and capable of dealing with or referring ongoing matters as required.’

Legal 500, 2021

 

What our clients say

'Their willingness to support clients with all aspects of their charitable businesses and providing advice in a timely and friendly manner makes the practice stand above others. The team also have a thorough understanding of the organisation, which supports the provision of advice on various matters.’

Legal 500, 2021

 

What our clients say

‘Tim Rutherford provides an excellent service to my organisation. He responds quickly to all enquiries and provides simple and comprehensive advice, even when the subject matter may be very complex indeed. He is very approachable and is always willing to help.’

Legal 500, 2021

What our clients say

'Stone King has a long established client base and having merged with Mowbrays is now the main player in the Bath region in private crime work. It has solicitors with a real depth of knowledge; their instructions to counsel make clear the amount of work they put into the case before it is sent out ; and they continue to be involved as part of a defence team making strategic decisions throughout the life of the case. They provide unparalleled client care and are always trying to up their game through their CPD events which I’ve attended and which often feature contributions from experts in other fields.'

Legal 500, 2021

What our clients say

'Nick Wragg is an extremely hard working individual who provides excellent client care and can think laterally about how to approach difficult aspects of a case.'

Legal 500, 2021

What our clients say

'It is my opinion that Matthew Graham and his team not only provide outstanding legal services, but provide a road map, that if followed can improve the lives of their clients without the need for extreme punishment. This is not the easy option, but if the client wants to change their life, it is method that I believe I am proof that it works. Matthews intervention has changed my life.’

Legal 500, 2021

What our clients say

'Andrew Banks will leave no stone unturned to assist clients or counsel in preparing a case.'

Legal 500, 2021

What our clients say

'Julian Blake combines exceptional professional expertise with a deep commitment to clients and the charity and not-for-profit sector. He is renowned as one of the top charity solicitors practising in the UK today and for developing innovative cross-sector social enterprise structures for public services‘ 

Legal 500, 2021

What our clients say

Stephen Ravenscroft is an educational specialist

Legal 500, 2021

What our clients say

Reema Mathur is very active in the market and proactive in the sector

Legal 500, 2021

What our clients say

Hannah Kubie comes up with very creative solutions and is a lateral thinker

Legal 500, 2021

What our clients say

‘Their knowledge of the sector is in-depth and they are proactive in assisting clients to influence policy changes in regulatory settings.‘

Legal 500, 2021

What our clients say

The team can be contacted very easily and will respond to issues in a timely fashion. Of late, work has been undertaken by paralegals and this has reduced costs. We have found the paralegals to be very enthusiastic and tenacious in their approach.

Legal 500, 2021

What our clients say

Roger Inman is the fount of all knowledge.

Legal 500, 2021

What our clients say

In addition to delivering in full what is requested by clients, Stone King will look to add value and other beneficial dimensions to the service they provide.

Legal 500, 2021

What our clients say

The team is led by a very knowledgeable member who has exceptional understanding of the immigration system, particularly in education which relates specifically to our organisation. The team responds exceptionally quickly to queries which, when relating to immigration, is a vital requirement for our organisation.

Legal 500, 2021

What our clients say

The person that had dealt with my immigration issues has been very helpful indeed. She knew very well how to do the process, and did it in a very professional manner. I could rely on her and if I had any query, herself or another colleague was ready to help me through the telephone. I got my status of citizenship in a few weeks as she presented all the documentation in a proper way.

Legal 500, 2021

 

What our clients say

My institution worked with Stone King in relation to changing to a CIO and regarding immigration issues. I dealt very much with Julie Moktadir and her team. I found Julie and the members of her team very up to date in their field of work, very much available, super-patient and able to answer promptly with competence any queries or doubts I may have had. Moreover, they were able to successfully lead us to the completion of our need.

Legal 500, 2021

What our clients say

Julie Moktadir is the key person I deal with on the team. She is approachable, and able to sift through legalities relating to immigration to give clear guidance to lay members of staff. She is personable and has an engaging style that puts clients at ease and comfortable to raise any queries, regardless of level.

Legal 500, 2021

What our clients say

Julie Moktadir has been for me a most helpful guide and at all times, even now in this present COVID-19 crisis, always ready to explain any point necessary. I am grateful for all the guidance I receive.

Legal 500, 2021

What our clients say

‘I have found the team most helpful and speedy in answering any query. A recent webinar was extremely helpful for me and showed very good team work.‘

Legal 500, 2021

What our clients say

From my experience, I can say that Stone King LLP is a very serious firm, always acting in a very professional manner. They are always very helpful; if they cannot help with an issue they are honest and advise to get help from another competent firm. As they have different expertise they are able to deliver advice in a personal way.

Legal 500, 2021

What our clients say

‘As far as my experience goes, the team at Stone King LLP works together giving a sense of trust to the client who comes to know that the team is capable of answering the needs the client may have.‘

Legal 500, 2021

What our clients say

Their legal advice is solid, clear and well expressed. They are also very good at confirming best practice and giving practical as well as legal advice on implementation.

Legal 500, 2021

What our clients say

The employment and charity expert teams are excellent and have consistently given good advice to us on trustee, employment and governance issues.‘

Legal 500, 2021

 

What our clients say

The team is very responsive and is made up of individuals who have a serious understanding of their subject and can explain issues to clients in a manner that is instantly understandable to the non-expert.

Legal 500, 2021

What our clients say

Excellent knowledge of their subject area. Very articulate. Very good understanding of their clients’ activities, operations and needs.’

Legal 500, 2021

 

What our clients say

"We appreciate the work you do thank you. Our contact is Laura Berman who never fails to answer an email and always deals with or forwards our query in an exceptionally short time. We appreciate the support we have had from Julie Moktadir who deals with our sponsorship issues for something that was very time consuming for us. We also appreciate the detailed response to our queries. The Executive Headteacher, the Headteacher and myself as School Business Manager have all experienced outstanding support when we have asked for it."

Client Feedback

What our clients say

"Caroline provided me with unwavering calm and reassurance during what otherwise would have felt and been a much harder process, she has always been efficient, professional and kind and I appreciate everything that she did for me. Thank you Caroline."

Client feedback

What our clients say

"Thank you for your unfailing kindness and respect. It means so much to feel you are being treated in a non judgmental way especially when you are feeling so vulnerable. Nick has been a tower of strength to me over this awful period of my life."

Client Feedback

What our clients say

"I feel as though enlisting the help of Mr Nicholas Wragg was one of the best decisions I have made, a true gentleman with a professional team to back him up. 

"The team took full control of any situation with absolutely no problems and updated me as to what would happen next at every opportunity, I was treated fairly and spoken to respectfully.

"I think of myself as incredibly fortunate to have had the care and professionalism that was offered to me by Mr Wragg and the team at Stone King, they know exactly what they are doing and you can rest assured they will help."

Client Feedback

What our clients say

"Thank you Nick for everything you and the team have done for us. Throughout this awful time you gave us hope and kept our spirits up, you told us the truth about what to expect but you did so with humility and kindness. Throughout it all we really felt that you were on our side and I feel sure we would never have got the outcome we did without you, you’re professionalism and knowledge are a credit to you."

Client Feedback

What our clients say

Jamie Otter [is] knowledgeable, responsive and excellent in [his] communication and handling of matters.

Client Feedback in Legal 500

What our clients say

Jamie Otter provides outstanding advice in terms of academy conversions and governance arrangements.

Legal 500

What our clients say

"The outcome was the best that could reasonably have been hoped for, and I put that down to your persistence in advocating for me and your attention to detail. Throughout the whole process you were honest with me, but also compassionate and sensitive to the emotional demands I faced at every stage. I know my wife greatly valued your support during the two hearings, which were very stressful times for her. I am hugely grateful."

Client Feedback

What our clients say

Without you I don’t think I’d be here in my own home today

Client Feedback

What our clients say

Above and Beyond is a Cliche that doesn’t even come close

Client Feedback

What our clients say

"Thank you for your preparation and professional support throughout this situation both prior to and during the hearing. Your experience in this matter has been very beneficial to me."

Client Feedback 2020

What our clients say

Meg Moss advises on complex financial and children arrangements following marriage and relationship breakdown. She receives praise from clients, who describe her as "an expert in her field" and add that she is "diligent, creative and sensitive."

Chambers & Partners - 2020

What our clients say

"Really calm, professional and reassuring in very challenging circumstances. Mathew communicated incredibly well with our very stressed and difficult teenager"

What our clients say

"This firm is ahead of the market in terms of its client care and its attention to detail. They offer a blend of essential qualities that are required in dealing with stressful and delicate matters."

Legal 500, 2020

What our clients say

"I have had the pleasure of working alongside Stone King since September 2015 and I can categorically say that from the outset and without exception, the organisation have provided outstanding advice, guidance and support.

"Also, any request made be it via telephone or email has brought an immediate response and always in a highly professional and robust manner. As a Principal of a very large Academy with over 2000 stakeholders directly linked to the business, this is exactly what you need and look for and is why I will continue to stay with and work alongside the superb organisation known as Stone King."

Carl Wakefield, Principal - Plume Academy, Maldon, Essex

What our clients say

"I do genuinely find them particularly excellent. They are very nice and considerate of their clients, they go that little bit further. They have got it right, I see and hear and feel good things. They get the deal done and will do it correctly, with the best end for their clients. They have the full package, they are efficient, helpful and always have clients' best interest at heart."

Client feedback in Chambers HNW - 2019

What our clients say

"They've got a good reputation" and "it's a good, solid firm."

Chambers HNW - 2020

What our clients say

"I have found all the solicitors and support staff at Stone King to be professional in all our dealings: friendly, efficient and proactive."

Client Feedback in Chambers HNW - 2020

What our clients say

"has very strong technical knowledge and a determination to get to the heart of the matter and reach the best result for his client."

Chambers HNW - 2020

What our clients say

"a superb individual who operates with sensitivity and understanding of her clients" and "she's very direct and fair and technically able to manage complex matters."

Chambers HNW - 2019

What our clients say

"He is very easy to get along with, he's someone you can have a sensible conversation with and it works well from a client point of view."

Chambers HNW - 2020

What our clients say

Clients say they turn to Peter for "his experience, his relationships with the circuit of transport commissioners, and his extensive knowledge of transport law."

Chambers - 2020

What our clients say

"He is extremely knowledgeable on a broad range of property matters. He is very user-friendly, responsive and technically very strong."

Client feedback in Chambers - 2020

What our clients say

"he is very approachable, knowledgeable and personable."

Client feedback in Chambers - 2020

What our clients say

"She has tremendous clarity, great commitment and a can-do approach. I have absolute confidence in her."

Client feedback in Chambers - 2020

What our clients say

"pragmatic and commercial," and "a really detailed and academic black-letter lawyer."

Client feedback in Chambers - 2020

What our clients say

"calm, immensely knowledgeable, authoritative, reassuring to clients and practical," and "she is renowned for her expertise and good judgement."

Client feedback in Chambers - 2020

What our clients say

"He provides quality advice that is well presented and has insight into what we are trying to achieve."

Client feedback in Chambers - 2020

What our clients say

"very knowledgeable, thoughtful and ready to consider and develop alternative proposals."

Client feedback in Chambers - 2020

What our clients say

"renowned for his brilliant legal mind and exceptional client care."

Client feedback in Chambers - 2020

What our clients say

"deeply impressive" and "an absolute authority who is very embedded in the sector."

Client feedback in Chambers - 2020

What our clients say

"We are very pleased with the work delivered by Stone King and it was a pleasure working with Alice. Overall it was an exemplary and impressive interaction throughout. I highly recommend their service"

Jacqueline McCouat

What our clients say

“I have dealt with many other employment solicitors in the past but SK are the most pragmatic and personable legal team out of all of them.  They are very easy to deal with, very pragmatic and speak normally, rather than ‘lawyer speak’ all the time.”

Astrea Academy Trust

What our clients say

"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

What our clients say

"Worth every penny. Prior to speaking with you this morning I’ve had conversations with three separate solicitors about this. One … basically told me to blag it … one told me that leaving the house in the will was the best option but without explaining why; and the third talked as if this was the most complex arrangement ever proposed and seemed to confuse even himself.

"You laid everything out with perfect clarity and patience. Huge relief coming off the call."

Simon B

What our clients say

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

Colin Bailey, National Lottery Heritage Fund - 2019

What our clients say

"He's easy to talk to, knowledgeable, and he makes sensitive and tricky issues relatively easy."

Chambers - 2019

What our clients say

"He understands the business and does things quickly,"

Chambers - 2019

What our clients say

"fantastic support and knowledge."

Chambers - 2019

What our clients say

"outstanding technical and commercial awareness of developments within the education sector."

Chambers - 2019

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

She is "able to provide strategic advice and guidance, whilst also thinking through the practical realities."

Chambers - 2019

What our clients say

Distinguished by her "hard work and diligence" in charity matters.

Chambers - 2019

What our clients say

"She knows the sector and gives really helpful, pragmatic solutions to the pickles we find ourselves in."

Chambers - 2019

What our clients say

"She is very pleasant to deal with; she is considered in her approach, she thinks through issues carefully and responds in a careful way."

Chambers - 2019

What our clients say

She is "very good at explaining what we should be doing, and how to do it."

Chambers - 2019

What our clients say

"He is efficient and responds in a timely manner. Robert recognises and understands the needs of charity clients."

Chambers - 2019

What our clients say

A "careful thinker and a high-quality lawyer."

Chambers - 2019

What our clients say

"Her client service is excellent, she's a very good listener and she provides up-to-date, knowledgeable advice."

Chambers - 2019

What our clients say

"His experience is very deep, he's been advising charities most of his professional life and he understands the culture of these institutions."

Chambers - 2019

What our clients say

"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

What our clients say

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

What our clients say

"he is client-focused and a clear communicator, and he has very strong expertise in property and charity law."

Client Feeback, 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

"supportive, efficient and friendly."

Chambers - 2019

What our clients say

"Stone King LLP is ‘very good’ in its particular niches of cross-border estates and older and vulnerable client services."

Legal 500 - 2019

What our clients say

"Particularly recommended is department head Tony Pidgeon, ‘an astute litigator, who is quickly able to cut to the heart of a complicated and fractious dispute’."

Legal 500 - 2019

What our clients say

"‘Very highly rated in the region’, Stone King LLP is instructed by charities, developers, educational trusts and high-net-worth individuals in a wide variety of contentious property issues."

Legal 500 - 2019

What our clients say

"Nick Watson has ‘excellent knowledge’ and is ‘very approachable and keen to assist’; he has expertise in trade union disputes and complex governance structures."

Legal 500 - 2019

What our clients say

"Provides ‘excellent service, characterised by quick responses and good value for money’, but most importantly, ‘the firm knows how to win cases’."

Legal 500 - 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

"Well regarded for her advice to charities on their commercial and financial arrangements and related matters such as on the application of public procurement rules and is praised for her ability to come up with ‘innovative solutions’."

Legal 500 - 2019

What our clients say

"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

What our clients say

"accessible and responsive...happy to explain difficult issues and to the discuss solutions. He has a sound knowledge of charity law"

Legal 500 - 2019

What our clients say

"I wish I had known about Stone King during my divorce. Mediation during my divorce was useless. Stone King made me feel for the first time I was being treated fairly. It was impossible to have any mediation with my ex husband until Stone King. They are brilliant and look at both sides in an objective way. It's a unique way of doing mediation that actually works."

Client Satisfaction Survey Feedback

What our clients say

"Extremely knowledgeable with excellent customer service - the advice comprehensively brought together issues across borders and the fees were more than covered by potential cost savings as a result of implementation of a tax efficient will structure."

Client Satisfaction Survey Feedback

What our clients say

"You and team have been simply outstanding!

"We felt protected and well-guided throughout this. Your team was grounded, robust; wise and inspirational to work with"

Dr. Kaneez Shaid MBE, Chair of Trustees of Citizens U.K

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

"Thank you very much for your help...I feel a lot better about how we’re going to respond. The wording looks great, also much appreciated."

Emma Bell

What our clients say

"Thank you for your excellent support and advice throughout the tribunal case and process. We felt very well prepared and I know we had good, clear advice throughout a very difficult time for the school."

Siobhan Campbell, Hackney New Primary School

What our clients say

"very knowledgeable and straightforward" and "excellent, and lovely"

Client feedback in Chambers HNW - 2019

What our clients say

"Very personable, caring and knowledgeable" and "I have never heard anyone say a bad word about her. She looks after her clients and they all like her"

Clients feedback in Chambers HNW - 2019

What our clients say

“I have told all my friends out here how helpful, knowledgeable and quick you are. Also how well you research the law, both UK and European, to comply with our wishes. Well done!”

M, France

What our clients say

Roger Inman is described as "a real intellect" by clients who admire his "good breadth of expertise." Commentators consider Stone King's "level-headed" Roger Inman to be "very solid - he obviously knows his stuff and the sector"

Chambers - 2014

What our clients say

"He has strong educational legal knowledge and a very pragmatic attitude that we find very helpful."

Chambers - 2016

What our clients say

Roger Inman ‘can explain complex issues to the school executive as well as to the governors in a clear and understandable way’. 

Legal 500 - 2017

What our clients say

"…a very diversified and strong education lawyer."

Chambers - 2017

What our clients say

"He's very knowledgeable, sound and experienced."

Chambers - 2018

What our clients say

“It has been an absolute pleasure dealing with you and I have appreciated your feedback and candour.”

Not for Profit Carbon Reduction Company Client

What our clients say

“Thank you also for all your calm and sensible contract advice when we were checking things at the last possible minute.”

Legal Sector Client

What our clients say

“I really value your advice on such matters”

Healthcare Client

What our clients say

“Thank you again for your support in getting us to this point. Clearly a compliment to your drafting that there were no issues to highlight and I was able to accept everything.”

Friendly Society Client

What our clients say

“Combines humour, integrity and excellent legal knowledge”

Legal Sector Client

What our clients say

“So nice to work with someone who is commercial and takes a common sense approach to things.”

Insurance Company Client

 

What our clients say

"Sometimes I couldn’t see the road ahead through all the bureaucracy and international laws and regulations which became quite stressful and demanding, but I am now delighted that the estate has been wound up without further legal issues.

"Thank you again for all your hard work and advice. Without the support and professionalism of you, Dan and your practice, sorting out the estate would have been impossible to implement independently."

Edward J

 

What our clients say

"Your advice is always thorough, comprehensive and clear.  Very valuable."

Sabin Qureshi, Folio Education Trust

What our clients say

"This is very helpful and will give me something to work from. Thank you so much for taking the time – and so quickly."

Olivia Cole, The Petchey Academy
 

What our clients say

"Many thanks for your swift response, much appreciated and very helpful."

Sam Strickland, The Duston School

What our clients say

"Thank you Chris for...your advice. We appreciate your wisdom as this helps us understand the wider situation."

Caroline Pryer, Ponteland Community Middle School

What our clients say

"Thank you for your support and advice earlier, most helpful. It’s very reassuring to have such sound advice"

Fiona Hims, Keresley Newland Primary Academy, Coventry

What our clients say

"a very proactive approach that inspires confidence."

Chambers - 2013

What our clients say

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

Chmabers - 2014

What our clients say

"It's always a pleasure working with them - they know us very well and understand our organisation, and client care is excellent."

Chambers - 2016

What our clients say

"They are absolutely excellent, and really good at doing things in a speedy manner."

Chambers - 2016

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

What our clients say

"Genuine expertise in crime and regulatory work."

Chambers - 2015

What our clients say

"...understands the workings of the regulatory process in detail and the individuals involved."

Chambers - 2013

What our clients say

"Clients praise the firm's depth of understanding of corporate and charity law."

Chambers - 2014

What our clients say

"His light touch and sense of humour really put you at ease."

Chambers - 2010

What our clients say

John Brownrigg provides "calm and consistent advice", and is "kind and considerate".

Legal 500 - 2011

What our clients say

“Clients applaud his dedication to settling cases in a civil and pleasant way”. With one saying "He tried ADR (Alternative Dispute Resolution) and to do things in the calmest way. He was really pleasant and civil with the other side, which was really helpful. I feel very lucky to have found him."

Chambers - 2012

What our clients say

"John Brownrigg is noted for his reassuring manner and experience in family law, wherein he has a particular focus on complex financial disputes. One client describes him as "a hugely experienced person in family law and mediation, with great integrity." He is a trained mediator, collaborative lawyer and arbitrator."

Chambers - 2014

What our clients say

"John Brownrigg primarily focuses upon finance matters, and he is also a qualified mediator, arbitrator and collaborative lawyer. One impressed client notes: He showed an extraordinary grasp of the detail of my situation. He prepared across the board to counter what was coming the other way."

Chambers - 2015

What our clients say

John Brownrigg is ‘a formidable practitioner’.

Legal 500 - 2016

What our clients say

John Brownrigg is noted for his strength in matrimonial finance disputes. Sources say: "John Brownrigg is very much Mr Family Law in Bath. He is someone who knows his stuff and will always roll his sleeves up and resolve things rather than go to litigation."

Chambers - 2016

What our clients say

One client reports: "His input was invaluable."

Chambers - 2017

What our clients say

John Brownrigg is ‘fantastic on collaborative law cases and mediations’, and is a recognised leader in matrimonial finance disputes.

Legal 500 - 2017

What our clients say

John Brownrigg is described by a source as "efficient, meticulous and sharp minded."

Chambers - 2018

What our clients say

She “delivers excellent advice, both on a pragmatic and technical level”

Legal 500 - 2015

What our clients say

“She is extremely thorough, hard-working and responsive - a pleasure to work with."

Chambers - 2017

What our clients say

Clients praise the "absolutely brilliant" Hannah Kubie for her "incredibly proactive" approach.

Chambers - 2018

What our clients say

“Your support in the last few weeks and relentlessness to ensure Greenwich finally signed was very much appreciated by Paul and myself.”

Windrush Primary School, Endeavour Partnership Trust*

What our clients say

“On behalf of the school I would like to thank you personally for the time and effort, you, Myles, Dan and Andrew put into this; it wasn't the most straightforward of conversions, that has to be said.”

The Windrush Primary School, Endeavour Partnership Trust

What our clients say

...solicitor Jodie Sorene provides ‘an excellent service'.

Legal 500 - 2014

What our clients say

"You're of great assistance. Some of the best hr advice I ever received. And I'm a qualified solicitor myself."

S Ghadiri, CAN

What our clients say

“It was a great pleasure working with you and I shall not hesitate to contact you again if I need advice”.

Mill Hill County High School

What our clients say

“Your advice was always crystal clear and you found a number of ways, which would never have occurred to me, to strengthen our case”.

What our clients say

"I would particularly like to thank Lydia Brookes who has been brilliant throughout the whole of our MAT conversion process."

Peter Barnes, CEO, Oakgrove School, Kingsbridge Educational Trust

What our clients say

“She has been a great help - she provides pragmatic advice and can be relied on to assist at short notice.”

Chambers - 2017

What our clients say

Louise Cazan is frequently instructed by the public sector to advise on multi-academy trusts. She deals with structuring, transfers and conversion projects and sources say she is "very responsive, amenable and accommodating to our needs."

Chambers - 2017

What our clients say

..."is absolutely excellent"...

Chambers - 2012

What our clients say

..."has a vast amount of experience in employment-related matters."

Chambers - 2013

What our clients say

His clients describe him as "very practical and commercial. He gives you what you need to know and takes a pragmatic view."

Chambers - 2015

What our clients say

"Very able and very bright"

Chambers - 2016

What our clients say

Michael King is renowned for being one of the leading charities lawyers in the market, with one source describing him as a "grandee." Others say he is "incredibly experienced, has come up against every problem there is, and is very user-friendly."

Chambers - 2016

What our clients say

Michael King has an enviable reputation in the charity sector, and frequently acts for religious orders associated with schools. Sources remark on "the gravitas he brings from many years advising on developments affecting education clients."

Chambers - 2016

What our clients say

Geoffrey Davies has recently joined the team from Lewis Silkin, where he was highly regarded for his work on academy conversions. He is recognised by peers as a significant player in the market.

Chambers - 2013

What our clients say

Geoffrey Davies is singled out as someone who is "extremely knowledgeable on anything to do with academies and free schools." Interviewees enthuse that "he always delivers services promptly and will go the extra mile to get things completed."

Chambers - 2015

What our clients say

Geoffrey Davies is lauded for his command of the legislation surrounding academies, including sponsorship matters. He is "always a pleasure to work with," according to sources.

Chambers - 2016

What our clients say

...impresses with his "incredible retention of detail and his forward thinking."

Chambers - 2011

What our clients say

...is "outstanding".

Legal 500 - 2012

What our clients say

...is highly regarded for his work with third sector clients. He works with a broad range of charities across a wide spectrum of issues, including charity registrations, governance, mergers and trustee issues.

Chambers - 2013

What our clients say

...impresses clients and peers with his "user-friendly approach," as well as his vast expertise advising both academies and charities on a wide range of issues. He acts as the ongoing charity law adviser to Pears Foundation.

Chambers - 2015

What our clients say

Stephen Ravenscroft is a charity law expert who works with education clients and has experience of establishing academy umbrella trusts. "He is a great technical lawyer," say observers.

Chambers - 2015

What our clients say

Stephen Ravenscroft is well known for his work on charitable matters in the education sector, with noted expertise advising on academy conversions. His broader expertise in the not-for-profit sector includes work on governance and compliance issues.

Chambers - 2016

What our clients say

Stephanie Howarth handles a range of charity sector property work. Clients say she is "an outstanding example of someone who is able to work under pressure - whatever the external circumstances, she remains completely client-focused."

Chambers - 2013

What our clients say

"Our sale was not straight forward and yet throughout the process Stone King gave practical and helpful advice and worked so well with our selling agents which was an important part of the process. I think what impressed me most was the attention to detail and the speed with which queries were answered. I felt confident that my side would never be holding up the exchange and completion. We felt really well looked after."

P Chadwyck Healey

What our clients say

"I wanted to write formally to let you know how pleased I was to be working alongside your colleague Sarah Lane when trying to understand the details of the complicated conveyance in which I found myself during the purchase of Barton Court Farm. Her professionalism and wonderful attention to detail was exceptional and her ability to achieve results in ever trying circumstances, admirable."

Sir Terence Conran

What our clients say

"Qdos Homes has worked with Sarah Lane and her Commercial Property Team for the last sixteen years on a wide range of transactions with varying complexities. A great partnership has been formed over the years and has aided our business to strengthen from the advice received and transactions concluded. The team has always been thoroughly professional, whilst friendly in their approach to our legal matters, providing excellent expertise, knowledge and commercial acumen. The advice given is always robust, accurate and dealt with promptly when required."

Qdos Homes Ltd

What our clients say

"Working with Stone King is a real pleasure. What I want most from legal advisers is clarity, pace and results. I have had nothing short of this in my time working with Sarah Lane and her team. There is a great sense of Stone King being part of the virtual team at Wadworth which is really important. I am hugely grateful for the ongoing professional guidance and strength of delivery by the Stone King team."

Wadworth & Co Ltd

What our clients say

"Our house purchase came with a few complexities and we were really pleased with the advice and service that we got from Sarah and her team. I am a lawyer myself (and I suspect a demanding client) and I particularly appreciated being able to discuss ‎legal issues and structural changes with someone that I respected professionally. I would recommend Sarah without hesitation. "

What our clients say

The "absolutely brilliant" Robert Meakin is popular amongst sources, which highlight that he is "enormously well informed, clear-thinking and dynamic." He has a wealth of experience in the sector, having formerly worked at the Charity Commission, and is especially knowledgeable about issues affecting faith-based charities.

Chambers - 2014

What our clients say

Robert Meakin is a key point of contact within the Cambridge charities team, and has advised charities for over 25 years, many of them faith-based organisations. His recent body of work includes providing general charity law advice in the form of incorporations, trust deeds and amendments of byelaws.

Chambers - 2015

What our clients say

Robert Meakin has extensive experience of advising clients on canon and charity law and is renowned for his expertise on both. Sources say his "advice is excellent, and it is always timely, thorough and adds value."

Chambers - 2016

What our clients say

...is acknowledged by sources both for his "affable, workmanlike approach to the work" and for "quickly getting to the heart of any matter." He is a popular choice for tribunal hearings.

Chambers - 2011

What our clients say

He provides deft and effective input into transport matters, particularly on the regulatory side. Clients say he "understands the workings of the regulatory process in detail and the individuals involved."

Chambers - 2013

What our clients say

Peter Woodhouse is described by clients as a proactive, responsive and knowledgeable practitioner. In addition to his regulatory expertise, he also advises on employment issues.

Chambers - 2016

What our clients say

‘Efficient’, ‘helpful and knowledgeable’ partner Paul Sutton heads the ‘extremely good’ team at Stone King LLP, which advises on landlord and tenant issues, and represents several charities and education sector clients.

Legal 500

What our clients say

...‘gives good advice which is appropriate to the organisation and the circumstances of the case’.

Legal 500 - 2012

What our clients say

Stone King LLP’s team head Paul Sutton is 'efficient as well as prompt', and is 'very responsive to clients’ concerns'. His wide-ranging practice includes representing charities and educational institutions in contractual and other commercial disputes.

Legal 500 - 2014

What our clients say

Paul Sutton is head of dispute resolution at Stone King LLP and is highly regarded for his work in areas such as charities litigation. According to interviewees, he is "commercially aware of the issues involved" and "his communications are always clear and to the point."

Chambers - 2016

What our clients say

“Excellent” and “good at maintaining momentum”

Chambers 2014

What our clients say

“I would like to thank you and your team for all the work you have undertaken to achieve our conversion to academy status at the beginning of this month.”

The Peasedown St John Primary School

What our clients say

“Your support in the last few weeks and relentlessness to ensure Greenwich finally signed was very much appreciated by Paul and myself.”

Windrush Primary School, Endeavour Partnership Trust

What our clients say

“On behalf of the school I would like to thank you personally for the time and effort, you, Myles, Dan and Andrew put into this; it wasn't the most straightforward of conversions, that has to be said.”

The Windrush Primary School, Endeavour Partnership Trust

What our clients say

"Schools with a Church foundation, possibly also involving trustees and potentially complex land arrangements are in my experience a particularly specialist area. Graham Shaw and Lee Coley have I believe a national reputation for expertise in this field."

Yorkshire Causeway Schools Trust

What our clients say

He heads the legacy team and instils confidence in his clients with his "amiable nature, sound understanding and encyclopaedic knowledge of charity law”.

Chambers - 2011

What our clients say

...has "superb understanding of the inner workings of the Charity Commission."

Legal 500 - 2012

What our clients say

"He has wide experience of non-profit structures and is always willing to assist people in understanding the current issues in the charity marketplace."

Chambers - 2013

What our clients say

The "superb" Jonathan Burchfield receives glowing accolades. Clients say they "value his wise head and encouragement of prudent risk-taking in a sector that is risk-averse".

Chambers - 2014

What our clients say

Jonathan Burchfield assisted with the setting up of the first Healthwatch organisation, Healthwatch Sutton. Peers and clients frequently allude to his "genuine knowledge of the sector," adding that he understands the inherent "professional sensitivities" and "commercial" needs of charitable organisations.

Chambers - 2014

What our clients say

Jonathan Burchfield serves as the lead partner of the firm's charity and social enterprise team. He advises on the full range of matters including charity registration, compliance and insolvency. He is praised as "a real stalwart" with a "broad and varied practice."

Chambers - 2016

What our clients say

Hugh Pearce is "very proactive, and understands commercial property issues and the ethos of his clients very well, which is particularly important for this type of work." He leads the firm's charity and education sector work, and was involved in its recent instructions relating to new Academy Trusts.

Chambers - 2013

What our clients say

Hugh Pearce is "very efficient and prompt in responding to everything we've put before him"

Chambers - 2013

What our clients say

Hugh Pearce ‘draws upon deep subject matter expertise in the religious, heritage and charity sectors'

Legal 500 - 2014

What our clients say

Sources are impressed by senior partner Hugh Pearce's "knowledge and experience." His extensive knowledge of the charity and education sectors is attested to by one client's remark: "You always get the sense that no matter how complex it is, he has done something like this before."

Chambers - 2016

What our clients say

"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

What our clients say

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

Legal 500 - 2014

What our clients say

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

Legal 500 - 2014

What our clients say

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

Chambers - 2016

What our clients say

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

What our clients say

"Graham Burns is steeped in complex public procurements and transactions involving schools and local authorities."

Chambers - 2016

What our clients say

“We are most grateful to Stone King, particularly Ciara Campfield, for everything you have done to make the academy conversion go as smoothly as possible.”

The Peasedown St John Primary School

What our clients say

Ann Phillips is held by commentators to be "clearly one of the leading practitioners in charity law in the UK." Her clients "really value the help and advice she's given us, both nationally and locally - she's always keen to help and assist."

Chambers - 2013

What our clients say

Ann Phillips is described as "lucid not only on paper but also in person". An "authoritative market presence"

Chambers - 2014

What our clients say

Clients are equally impressed with the "thorough and comprehensive" advice she provides on complex charity law matters: "She has striven to understand our business and has acted as an effective conduit, connecting us with the right people in the team to advise us on various issues."

Chambers - 2015

What our clients say

Sources describe her as "very knowledgeable and practical" and "a main name in charity law" and a "serious figure in the sector," who garners considerable respect from peers.

Chambers - 2016

What our clients say

"He is someone I've seen recently, and he did a really good job for his client. Not only a good lawyer, but pleasant. He is known for his work in road traffic and health and safety prosecutions as well as general crime. He is an advocate in both the Magistrates' and Crown Courts.”

Chambers - 2013

What our clients say

"Andrew Banks is well regarded by market sources for his work in this space. He regularly represents clients at public inquiries and assists with the defence of transport-related and criminal matters."

Chambers - 2016

What our clients say

“I’m not sure I ever formally thanked you all for the work you did towards the sale of my father's apartment in Bath, which I know was nowhere near straightforward, what with the less than clear records we had about the property. We're all delighted that the sale finally went through, and that our father's estate has now been settled and the matter closed.”

Bryony Reeve

What our clients say

“We would just like to reiterate our enormous thanks to you. We are well aware that this was not a straightforward situation and yet you managed to guide us through it all with great deftness. We appreciate your efforts even more because of the looming deadline and the fact that you were severely under the weather throughout those weeks. We also want to thank you for you tactful handling of Darren and piloting the whole deal through to successful completion.”

Anthony Bagshawe

What our clients say

"She is outstanding. Her expertise in long-term care funding is second to none."

Chambers - 2014

What our clients say

Alison Allen leads the team. As well as having experience in assisting clients with traditional private client needs, she is also adept with elderly and vulnerable client care, including NHS continuing healthcare work.

Chambers - 2016

What our clients say

"They've really tried to understand our business and to find the most acceptable, cost-effective route that allows us to achieve our objectives"

Client Feedback in Chambers - 2015

What our clients say

"Stone King LLP’s charity prowess is complemented by expertise in private client work, particularly in advising older clients, for whom the firm provide a full ‘concierge’ service. Stone King LLP ‘should rightly be in the top band of education practices’. The corporate and commercial practice advises a number of charity and education clients, reflecting the firm’s strong focus on those sectors."

Legal 500 - 2016

What our clients say

"They have a range of experts in a variety of legal fields whose expertise we can draw upon. Response times have been exemplary."

Chambers - 2014

What our clients say

"known for… health and safety prosecutions as well as general crime."

Chambers - 2013

What our clients say

“Stone King are always available, always deliver the goods and always hit the deadlines."

Client feedback - 2014

What our clients say

“They invariably respond with prompt, unambiguous and first-class advice."

Client feedback in Chambers - 2015

What our clients say

Stone King is "probably the best education firm in the business," and "they lived up to the recommendations we received". Another source adds: "They've got undoubted expertise and good geographical coverage - a leading player."

Chambers - 2014

What our clients say

"They are excellent. They get the gist of what's required and they understand what we want to get done. Their advice is sound and clear-cut, and they deliver it in a human way." "They invariably respond with prompt, unambiguous and first-class advice."

Chambers - 2015

What our clients say

"Great private and state school clients."

Client feedback in Chambers - 2016

What our clients say

"They are excellent, the personalised service is superb as they understand our circumstances and advise appropriately."

Client feedback in Chambers - 2016

What our clients say

"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

What our clients say

“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

What our clients say

Hugh Pearce is ‘Pragmatic, erudite and responsive’

Legal 500 -2017

What our clients say

Tony Pidgeon ‘responds to his clients with appropriate urgency’ and provides ‘thorough but accessible explanations’.

Legal 500 - 2017

What our clients say

Paul Sutton is ‘experienced in all areas of commercial litigation’

Legal 500 - 2017

What our clients say

Jean Boyle is praised for her ‘responsiveness and clear in-depth knowledge of employment and pension law’.

Legal 500 - 2017

What our clients say

Daniel Harris has ‘a charm, sincerity and genuine desire to provide the best advice and most proactive service possible within an agreed cost forecast’.

Legal 500 - 2017

What our clients say

Robert Meakin is a 'key player'

Legal 500 - 2017

What our clients say

Alexandra Steffensen is noted for her commitment to 'finding a range of practical solutions that apply the "black and white" of legal advice effectively to a client’s particular situation'

Legal 500 - 2017

What our clients say

“Market observers comment strongly on his intellectual prowess.”

Chambers - 2013

What our clients say

“He is a popular figure in the market, known for his approachable manner and good advice.”

Chambers - 2014

What our clients say

Tim Rutherford is noted for his "sharp, incisive mind and pertinent, focused and relevant contributions"

Legal 500 - 2017

What our clients say

"Julie has been fantastic! Having her on board has lifted the weight off my shoulders!"

Jenny Cain - Greenshaw Learning Trust

What our clients say

Polly O'Malley "...is fantastic and incredibly comprehensive."

Simon Creasey

What our clients say

"...a huge thank you for all your support and advice during this process. It was at all times clear and helpful"

Alison P

What our clients say

Tom Murdoch …is praised for his "integrity and attention to detail as well as his remarkable energy and complete focus on achieving great results for his clients. He remains calm and persuasive when dealing with regulators and counterparties during the most complex negotiations".

Legal 500 - 2017

What our clients say

"As our MAT conversion process finally nears completion, I would like to express our thanks to Stone King for all your expertise and help in guiding us through this demanding process."

Peter Barnes, CEO, Oakgrove School, Kingsbridge Educational Trust

What our clients say

“Your support in the last few weeks and relentlessness to ensure Greenwich finally signed was very much appreciated by Paul and myself.”

Windrush Primary School – Endeavour Partnership Trust

What our clients say

"Working with Stone King is a real pleasure. What I want most from legal advisers is clarity, pace and results. I have had nothing short of this in my time working with Sarah Lane and her team. There is a great sense of Stone King being part of the virtual team at Wadworth which is really important. I am hugely grateful for the ongoing professional guidance and strength of delivery by the Stone King team."

Wadworth & Co Ltd

What our clients say

"Schools with a Church foundation, possibly also involving trustees and potentially complex land arrangements are in my experience a particularly specialist area. Graham Shaw and Lee Coley have I believe a national reputation for expertise in this field."

Yorkshire Causeway Schools Trust

What our clients say

"Stone King LLP’s charity prowess is complemented by expertise in private client work, particularly in advising older clients, for whom the firm provide a full ‘concierge’ service. Stone King LLP ‘should rightly be in the top band of education practices’. The corporate and commercial practice advises a number of charity and education clients, reflecting the firm’s strong focus on those sectors."

Legal 500 - 2016

What our clients say

"They have a very clear focus on securing the client’s desired outcome and adopt a pragmatic approach throughout."

Client Feedback in Chambers 2018

What our clients say

"Stone King provided us with excellent support throughout the whole process"

CWA Academy Trust

What our clients say

"Stone King deliver every time.  Never yet have you let LAT down.  Thank you so much for all of splendid efforts".

Leigh Academies Trust

What our clients say

"I did check which legal firm they used and smiled when I found it was Stone King"

Ark Schools

What our clients say

‘I am impressed with your work on this Estate as the discount secured is significant.’

(On successfully reducing the administering solicitor’s fees by 42%)

Petra Gomersall, Legacies Consultant, Combat Stress

What our clients say

“Thank you for all your support and the manner in which you supported us during your appointment.  We are grateful that you agreed to be our Interim Manager and for the assistance you provided in addressing our shortcomings.

We hope in the years to come you look forward fondly to what we hope to achieve.”

Al Fatiha Global

What our clients say

“Thank you for all your hard work over the last couple of years.  You have made the process as easy as you possibly could and your support and advice has been invaluable”

What our clients say

"Thank you for your invaluable help and guidance through the last 1 1/2 years. Your professionalism and kindness during such a difficult time made all the difference to us. You were Rod the Rock!"

What our clients say

"Very grateful thanks to you for all your invaluable help over the last couple of years. 

Your kind and patient help has been exemplary”.

What our clients say

"We just wanted to email to say thank you so much for the level of service you provided us on our purchase and remortgage. We have been so impressed by the high level of client care and constant updates, particularly given how many years our purchase has spanned".

What our clients say

"I was really pleased with the job you did for us Peter and have passed that on to colleagues."

MD of group company of national bus group

What our clients say

“Gavin Llewellyn has delivered another consistently outstanding experience for us. Having worked closely with Mr Llewellyn recently, he and the Stone King team have demonstrated first rate client care, deep knowledge in their field and coupled with a drive for results it has been a pleasure working with Mr Llewellyn and Stone King.”

Crowducator Limited

What our clients say

"Humanity Direct recommends Brian for his advice on trade marks and his help in securing our trade mark application.”

What our clients say

'Stone King have been our solicitors of choice for many aspects of our business - setting up our partnerships, dealing with property leases as well as helping with difficult clients. 
They have always been efficient and utterly reliable and I would have no hesitation in recommending them to the business sector.'

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