Charity Law

Stone King’s Charity Essentials Symposium returns

Stone King is pleased to again be holding our annual Charity Essentials Symposium.

The event takes place on Thursday, June 6 and will cover a wide range of informative topics.

There will also be a range of workshops  including Land and Buildings: key things trustees need to know; Employees, Workers, Volunteers and Safeguarding; and Funding: Traditional and innovative ways to raise money.

Stone King helping start-ups solve global challenges

Stone King has partnered with the Allia Future Business Centre on an exciting initiative to help innovative start-ups.

The venture is called The Future 20, a no-fee, no-equity incubator programme which will offer support to 20 businesses all wanting to solve global challenges.

Allia now wants to receive applications from inspiring start-ups who are aiming to tackle issues such as climate action, clean water and sanitation, responsible consumption and wellbeing.

Stone King signs Mindful Business Charter as commitment to better wellbeing in the workplace

We are delighted to have signed up to the Mindful Business Charter as part of a commitment to better mental health and wellbeing for our people.

The Charter aims to promote a culture of openness about mental wellbeing and improved communication, with other law firms and financial services businesses also keen members.

Charity Commission publishes inquiry report into the Fazal Ellahi Charitable Trust

The Charity Commission has published its inquiry report into the Fazal Ellahi Charitable Trust.

It found that the charity’s trustees failed to properly manage, administer and protect the charity and its resources, resulting in it being used to facilitate terrorism offences.

As a result of the investigation the trustees were removed and are consequently disqualified.

The charity has also been dissolved.

Charity Training - The Essential Trustee and Governance in Practice - Bath - 29.10.2019

We have developed our introduction sessions to equip all charity senior management and trustees – new and experienced alike – with the knowledge they need to carry out their roles efficiently. Covering key Charity Commission guidance and the underlying charity law duties, the aim is to help you implement best practice, prevent and deal with problems when they arise and recognise when further input is needed.

The sessions are built around the Charity Commission’s core guidance, including “The Essential Trustee”, “It’s Your Decision” “Recognising and Managing Conflicts of Interest”, and the new Governance Codes of Practice endorsed by the Commission. You will improve your understanding of the context in which the Charity Commission and other regulators, such as the Fundraising Regulator and Information Commissioner, operate. The session considers case studies to examine best practice governance in practical settings. Topics include:

  • the evolving role of the Charity Commission and its interaction with other regulators
  • key duties and liabilities of charity trustees and recent regulatory case reports your role as a charity trustee, working with others and managing disagreement.

All sessions are interactive and provide the opportunity for you to put your questions to expert advisors.

Date & Location

Tuesday 29 October 2019 

The Bath & County Club, Queen's Parade, Bath, BA1 2NJ


4.15pm: Registration and refreshments
4.30pm: Seminar starts
6.30pm: Seminar ends followed by drinks and canapés


Members of the Charity & Social Enterprise Team.


This events costs £25.00 inc. VAT per attendee.


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.

Stone King sponsors The Big Hearted Bike Day

We are pleased to announce our sponsorship of the first Big Hearted Bike Day.

The event is being held to raise money for the Bristol Heart Institute at the BRI, and comes on the back of the successful Big Hearted Valentine’s Ball in February.

Both events are the brainchild of businessman Gerald Creed, and the cycling event will take place in Bath on Sunday, 29 September.

“As a law firm with a rich history in Bath, Stone King is delighted to support this very worthwhile event,” said Peter Woodhouse, Head of the Business Sector and Employment Team.

Stone King shortlisted for Charity Law Firm of the Year Award

National law firm Stone King has been shortlisted for Charity Law Firm of the Year in the Citywealth Magic Circle Awards.

Stone King reached the finals after a number of factors were considered by judges, including company growth, expertise, client retention rates and leadership.

Tim Rutherford, Stone King’s Head of Charity & Social Enterprise Sector Group, said:


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