Stone King promotes four new equity partners

By Nick Batten on 17 June, 2021

Stone King’s Andrew Banks, Jean Boyle, Sarah Lane and Helen Tucker will join their fellow Equity Share Members in shaping the direction of the nationwide law firm, which has offices in Bath, Bristol, Birmingham, Cambridge, Leeds and London.

Steven Greenwood, Stone King’s Managing Partner, said the new appointments will help build on the firm’s success.

He explained, “The Equity Group has the responsibility of ensuring strategic business direction, succession and sustainability for the future, as well as making sure our ethos of serving the community is achieved. The Group is further strengthened with these appointments, and we are especially pleased it reflects greater gender diversity. The make-up of the Equity Group is important as it determines succession and leadership for future years.”

Sarah Lane, Partner and Head of Business Property and Private Client Property, said she was delighted with the appointments.

“I have made Stone King my home for many years, so this is a great moment,” she commented. “I’d like to thank all my colleagues and partners for such wonderful support and friendship, particularly over the last year.”

Jean Boyle, Partner in the Employment Team, said, “As the youngest member of the Equity Group I am very much looking forward to the opportunity to develop the firm in the years to come and nurture its uniqueness as custodian for the next generation of Equity Partners.”

Helen Tucker, Head of Independent Schools’ Team, said, “I am thrilled that I am joining the Group with such a diverse and excellent group of peers and pleased that our focus on diversity will continue in the future.”

In addition, Partner Philip Askew is now an Ordinary Share Member of the firm.

The Equity appointments follow 11 other promotions which took place last month amongst the firm’s specialist sectors of business, charity, education and private client law.

Andrew Banks, Partner and the firm’s Risk Partner, added, “Stone King has a rich history and dates back to 1785 in Bath. I am delighted to be part of that history and join my peers in continuing the firm’s success.”

Pictured above: (Clockwise from top left)  Andrew Banks, Jean Boyle,  Sarah Lane and Helen Tucker