The Fundamentals of Estate Management for Academies - London - 12.02.2020

Academy schools own a large amount of land (freehold or leasehold) and with that comes a large amount of responsibility. As such, the Department for Education is directing schools to focus on estate management, and, in particular, a strategic approach. In this workshop we will take a look at what estate management is and consider how it might be applied in a school context. We will also make time for discussion of those particular issues that schools are facing at the moment.

Date & Location

Wednesday 12 February 2020

Stone King LLP,
Boundary House,
91-93 Charterhouse Street,


09.30am - Registration and coffee
10.00am - Introduction: Estate management for schools – why?
10.15am - Estate management for schools – property basics and dealing with the ESFA 
11.15am - Coffee
11.30am - Estate management for schools – construction and health and safety
12.30pm - The Department for Education followed by Q&A
01.00pm - Lunch
02.00pm - Event close


Andrew Banks - Partner and Head of Stone King Court and Regulatory Team

Joanne Burton - Partner, Stone King Commercial Property Team

Melanie Eycott - Senior Associate, Stone King Commercial Property Team

Simon Lindsay - Stakeholder Manager at the Department for Education


£30.00 inc. VAT


Any cancellation received with less than 2 working days’ notice will not be entitled to a refund. Your booking can be transferred into a name of a substitute delegate at any time - please contact Events or call 0800 111 4336 with the details.

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Hannah has joined Stone King from London family law firm Dawson Cornwell, where she completed her training contract with a focus on children law, court of protection and finance on separation. Hannah graduated from the University of Kent in 2014 and following this worked as a Paralegal before completing her LPC LLM at the University of Law, where she achieved a Distinction.

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Acas Education Forum: West Midlands - Birmingham - 22.01.2020

Acas and Stone King LLP are pleased to announce a new series of Acas Education Forum workshops for HR professionals, Business Managers and members of a Governing Body and/or Trust Board. The Forum will be hosting a series of workshops centred on 'Defending an Employment Tribunal Claim' - we are inviting you to join us. Across the series, Employment Law Specialists Surinder Dhillon along with Acas Senior Adviser Jug Sahota will equip you with the required skills to navigate the options, challenges and complexities when faced with a Tribunal claim. 

This workshop will cover: 

  • Settlements including schedule of loss and Judicial Mediation 
  • An overview of the Employment Tribunal Hearing and process 
  • Witness evidence including preparation and giving evidence 
  • Tribunal Judgements including what issues does the Tribunal Judge have to determine and how
  • Remedy hearings
  • Cost applications 
  • Appeals
Date & Location

Wednesday 22 January 2020

Stone King LLP,
Colmore Gate,
2-6 Colmore Row,
B3 2QD


10.00am: Registration and refreshments
10:30am: Introductions
10:45am: Seminar starts
12.00pm: Seminar ends (followed by networking)


Surinder Dhillon | Jug Sahota (Acas)


This event is free of charge.


Any cancellation received with less than 2 working days’ notice will not be entitled to a refund. Your booking can be transferred into a name of a substitute delegate at any time - please contact Events or call 0800 111 4336 with the details.


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