Listening to You
At Stone King, not only do we listen to you, but we use plain English and avoid legal jargon when talking with you. All our solicitors are friendly and approachable.
We take the time to understand your problems in detail so that we can give you the most appropriate guidance and advice to suit your individual circumstances. You can be confident that we will keep you updated on the progress of your case. Our solicitors will get in touch when significant events occur and be on hand to answer any questions you may have.
High Standards of Service
Stone King has been independently assessed and awarded the prestigious Lexcel accreditation by the Law Society for delivering excellence in legal service to our clients. Not only is this testimony to our emphasis on quality client care, but it also recognises our commitment to ensuring our staff are fully trained and well managed. You can be confident in the advice we provide and in the service you will receive.
Total Service, No Matter What
In certain circumstances you may require other professional services to resolve both your immediate and longer term issues. We can provide you with introductions to financial advisors, accountants, surveyors, valuers and banks. By co-ordinating these additional professional resources, we can help you manage your affairs to meet your personal needs.
What It Costs You
We give you an estimate of the probable costs at the outset and, if the costs are likely to alter, we will inform you as the work progresses so that you are not suddenly faced with an unexpected bill.
You may pay privately or, if your income and savings are low, you may be entitled to Public Funding (formerly Legal Aid).
We are able to provide you with advice in many areas of the law and our solicitors belong to many specialist professional bodies including: Resolution, the Family Mediators' Association, the Family Panel, the Children Panel, the Personal Injury Panel, Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, Solicitors for the Elderly, the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners.
Stone King is listed in the most influential legal directories including Chambers Guide to the Legal Profession and The Legal 500.
Stone King is offering free information sessions to people considering divorce as part of Good Divorce Week.
The firm’s Family Law and Mediation Team in Bath are offering couples and individuals free half-hour appointments to discuss how they can help. Sessions can be pre-booked throughout Good Divorce Week, which runs from 25 to 29 November.
Stone King has again been recognised as a top-tier law firm by prestigious legal directory Chambers.
The firm continues to hold top Band 1 rankings in the independent directory for its expertise in the charity and social enterprise sector as well as education law.
In our Spring e-bulletin Kerry Rogers reported on the significant delays being experienced in the issue of grants of probate. It was hoped that these delays would be short-lived and although there are still delays there does appear to be some light at the end of the tunnel.
Michael Culver, Chairman of Solicitors for the Elderly recently attended a meeting with HMCTS and has reported the following main points:
Cyclists braved the rain and headwind at Bath’s Odd Down Circuit for a fundraising festival of cycling, supported by national law firm Stone King. Cyclists sped round the track for time trials in the morning and circuit races in the afternoon, whilst younger riders had the chance to do laps around the 1.5km track during a family fun session. An exciting knock-out race ‘Devil take the Hindmost’ concluded the day’s races.
National law firm Stone King has once again been recognised as a top-tier law firm by independent directory Legal 500. The firm continues to hold top rankings for its expertise in education law and the charity and social enterprise sector, with high rankings across other practice areas and for outstanding lawyers.
With World Mental Health Day on 10 October 2019, national law firm Stone King is getting behind the campaign to promote mental wellbeing in the workplace, both as an employer and an employment law expert.
In its latest financial statement, national law firm Stone King recorded turnover of £19.8 million, up from £17.8 million in the previous financial year and representing 10.9 per cent growth.
Across the firm’s four key sectors of Business, Charity & Social Enterprise, Private Client and Education, all recorded growth in billing in the year to 30 April 2019, including 17% growth for Charity & Social Enterprise and a 13.4% rise for Education.
Stone King LLP was delighted by the response from businesses in Bath who turned out to support its Bath Litter Pick event.
The community initiative took place on Wednesday, September 25 and saw over 40 volunteers clearing rubbish from a stretch of the River Avon as well as a number of surrounding streets, including the Lower Bristol Road, parts of Widcombe and Oldfield Park.
Rod Smith’s article on Intellectual Property and tax planning, entitled Let’s get creative with the tax planning; IP to I-Plan! has been published in the latest ACID (Anty Copying in Design) Magazine. To read it, please see page 12- 13 in the online version of the latest magazine, issue 66.