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‘Eligible’ Needs

A colleague asked me recently if I could distil the Care Act into a few easy messages, relevant for people who might soon need to make plans for their future care needs, or for those who have parents or grandparents who could do with some support in the not too distant future.

In order to answer my colleague, I looked up the Care Act and examined all 129 sections and 8 schedules of the new law. I read about duties, and financial caps. I read about personal budgets, direct payments, deferred payments and assessments and, to be honest, I began to get a bit confused.

Stone King Appoints New Chairman

Stone King has appointed Ann Phillips to chair its market-leading legal practice.

Ann becomes Stone King's first female Chairman and takes over the role from Michael King who has been with the firm for 39 years.

Ann joined Stone King in 2001 when she became a partner in the firm's Charity & Social Enterprise team and was previously with the international legal practice Stephenson Harwood.

Stone King wins praise for high quality advice to families and individuals in Legal Industry Bible

Bath law firm Stone King has won praise for its high quality advice to families and individuals in the leading legal industry bible Chambers UK 2014.

The annual directory, which identifies the top solicitors and law firms through in-depth interviews with clients and industry insiders, places Stone King in the highest tier for its family and private client work.

Stone King Lawyer Awarded Top International Legal Qualification

A solicitor at Bath law firm Stone King has received a distinction in a prestigious international legal qualification.

Dan Harris, who is a solicitor in the firm's trusts and estates team, is one of just 23 lawyers worldwide to have been awarded the Advanced Certificate in International Succession and Probate by the Society of Trust & Estate Practitioners (STEP). Still fewer have been awarded a distinction and Dan received the second highest score of all the entrants.

Stone King lawyer reveals secrets of successful divorce in new book

John Brownrigg, who heads Stone King's family law and mediation team in Bath, has written a new book to empower separating couples.

Divorce: Making it Work Better is a concise guide for people who are thinking – or in the process – of getting divorced. Far from being just a legal guide, it concentrates on helping couples take control of the divorce process to minimize conflict, protect their children, and save money.


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