Stone King recognised as a leading law firm in Legal 500

By Nick Batten on 10 October, 2019

National law firm Stone King – which is headquartered in Bath – has once again been recognised as a top-tier law firm by the independent directory The Legal 500.

The firm continues to hold top rankings for its expertise in education law and the charity and social enterprise sector, with high rankings across other practice areas and for its outstanding lawyers.

Stone King’s leading team of education lawyers are described as “a first port of call” for both state-funded and independent schools, as well as the key national education agencies and intermediaries.

The publication also comments on the team’s ability to advise on “niche matters” and highlights that the practice is “particularly noted” for its further education expertise at a regional and national level. Among numerous lawyers highlighted for their abilities are sector head Roger Inman and Partner Graham Burns, who are ranked as leading individuals.

The firm’s Charity and Social Enterprise Team is described as “well-regarded” for its work with educational and youth charities and as having expertise in working with military charities, heritage, arts and museums, as well as increasingly livery companies and City corporations. Sector head Tim Rutherford is highlighted as a leading individual with “particular expertise in working with faith organisations,” alongside Julian Blake and Robert Meakin, with decades of experience between them.

Stone King chairman Ann Phillips and Consultant Jonathan Burchfield remain in the publication’s Hall of Fame for receiving “constant praise” from clients, with Reema Mathur, Hannah Kubie and Alexandra Steffensen also singled out.

Stone King’s Immigration team, led by Julie Moktadir, earns a high ranking in this edition of The Legal 500 in recognition of the team’s expertise and growing workload, whilst key members of the Employment Team are also highlighted.

Additionally, the firm ranks highly for its expertise across real estate, crime, commercial property and commercial litigation, with the directory commenting that the firm “excels” in assisting corporate and individual clients with alternative dispute resolution, which “complements its strong credentials in litigation.” Its Private Client practice is also ranked for its experience in family matters, as well as its extensive work in personal tax, trusts and probate, including international and cross-border probate and successions matters.

Managing Partner Steven Greenwood said, “I’m delighted with the recognition we continue to receive both for our dedication to clients and our expertise. It is testament to the experience and professionalism of our outstanding lawyers.”

To view Stone King’s full listings please visit The Legal 500 website

Pictured above: Steven Greenwood, Managing Partner of Stone King LLP