We are one year on from the launch of the Department for Education’s guide to estate management, in which the DfE directed schools to a strategic approach to the management of their estates. The goal is to ensure the estate supports the school’s educational needs and aims. This is more important than ever in present circumstances.
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National law firm Stone King LLP has been shortlisted in the Large Law Firm of the Year category of the Law Society’s Excellence Awards 2018.
The firm is one of 10 to be shortlisted in this category. Award winners will be chosen by a panel of expert judges and announced on 17 October 2018 at a ceremony in Grosvenor House Hotel on Park Lane, London.
Stone King is delighted to announce that Julian Blake, formerly joint head of Charity and Social Enterprises at Bates Wells Braithwaite, and commercial property lawyer Caroline Taylor, formerly partner at Michelmores LLP, have joined the national law firm as partners. The firm has also made five new partner promotions across the business.
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Everyone knows, or should know, that asbestos kills. Yet a recent Freedom of Information request by the Joint Union Asbestos Committee (JUAC), which can be viewed here, revealed that in the academy sector alone there had been over 50 asbestos incidents in a year, of which 5 had led to action by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).
Is your school located on land charitably given by a local landowner for the purpose of educating poor children in the nineteenth century? If so, the transfer of the land was probably done under the School Sites Act 1841 (the Act). Under that Act the land reverts to the original owner (or heirs) if the purposes of the gift no longer apply. But what happens if the land is to be sold to allow a school to move to other premises and there is a delay in selling the land? Does the land, which may now be very profitable, revert to the heirs of the original donor?
After more than four decades with Stone King, having been instrumental in its growth and prosperity, Michael King is bidding a fond farewell and retiring from the national law firm.
Michael has led Stone King’s Charity & Social Enterprise Group, been Senior Partner and Chairman and been instrumental in driving the firm’s growth in London, having established its first office there in 1990.
National law firm Stone King is pleased to announce it is relocating to larger premises in Leeds to accommodate ongoing growth. On 23 March 2018, the firm is moving into almost 1,200 sq ft of office space at 1 City Square in central Leeds, from its current base in Aire Street.
On 8 March 2018 individuals, organisations and groups across the world are marking International Women’s Day to celebrate women’s achievements and continue to push for gender parity. This year’s theme is #PressforProgress.
National law firm Stone King is pleased to announce it has taken new premises in central Bath to accommodate ongoing growth. In February 2018, the firm is moving its Bath-based employees and partners into premises on the second floor at Upper Borough Court, Upper Borough Walls. The firm also has offices in Leeds, London, Cambridge and Birmingham.