Dispute Resolution and Litigation - Business

National law firm Stone King secures major hires and announces raft of partner promotions

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.

Michael King retires from Stone King after guiding the law firm for more than 40 years

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.

Administration: selling assets by auction and conduct causing unfair harm to creditors or members

Guidance regarding an administrator’s conduct

The High Court has provided useful guidance regarding an administrator’s conduct in selling assets by auction causing unfair harm to the interests of creditors or members.

In accordance with paragraph 74 of schedule B1 to the Insolvency Act 1986 a creditor or member of a company in administration may make an application to court claiming that the administrator is acting or has acted in a way that has unfairly harmed the interests of the applicant.


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