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Services for Education We are externally rated as national market leaders in the areas of education and charity law, being in the top tier of advisers for both of these areas in the Chambers Guide to the Legal Profession 2011. We act for a wide range of schools of all types, and have been one of the leading law firms in advising on the current very significant programme of school reform and change of category. Since the Academies Act 2010 came into force, team members have assisted in the conversion of over 500 schools, and are instructed on a substantial number of new conversions. We have also acted for 46 of the completed Type 1 (sponsored) academies. Additionally, we are currently acting on the creation of free schools, University Technical Colleges and other new types of school. This wide range of experience means that we are well versed in the issues which are likely to apply for all types of academy, free

What others say about us “An essential service I would never wish to be without” – Chambers “Stone King LLP's education practice provides an ‘excellent level of service’ to clients” – Legal 500 “Clients appreciate Stone King's ‘comprehensive experience across a range of areas,’ including charity, property and employment law” – Chambers Client Service: “It provides a less formulaic and more tailored approach than others in sector” – Chambers 2011

school and University Technical College matters, with specialists in our charity, commercial, property and employment teams who have a detailed understanding of the academies market. This provides reassurance to our clients that we are able to deal with any issues which may well arise during the course of their project and that we would have solutions which are both pragmatic and effective. In terms of our team, we have three partners whose work largely consists of advising on academy projects, along with support from nine property lawyers, eight charity and education lawyers, three employment lawyers and two HR consultants. We are therefore able to field a significant level of experience to assist in academy creation and conversion.

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The Team Education Roger Inman Head of Education Team Contact: 01223 451344 Graham Burns Partner Contact: 020 7324 1760 John Clarke Partner Contact: 01225 324494 Geoffrey Davies Partner Contact: 020 7796 1007 Stephen Ravenscroft Partner Contact: 020 7324 1732 Richard Gold Consultant Contact: 020 8445 0609 Laura Berman Senior Associate Contact: 020 7324 1767

Kate Grimley Evans Solicitor Contact: 01223 451345

Employment Nick Watson Head of Employment Contact: 01225 324435 Peter Woodhouse Partner Contact: 01225 326753 Tamsin Wilkinson Associate Contact: 01225 326772 Victoria Blake HR Consultant Contact: 01225 326759 Sarah Turner HR Consultant Contact: 01223 451346


Michael Brotherton Senior Associate Contact: 01225 324481

Hugh Pearce Head of Real Estate Practice Development Contact: 01225 324406

Hannah Kubie Solicitor Contact: 020 7324 1756

Hugo Greer-Walker Partner Contact: 020 7324 1739

Nicola Berry Solicitor Contact: 020 7324 1761

Catherine Sanderson Senior Associate Contact: 01225 326763

Lydia Brookes Solicitor Contact: 020 7324 1734

Andrew Small Senior Associate Contact: 020 7324 1749

Ciara Campfield Solicitor Contact: 020 7324 1525

Joanne Burton Associate Contact: 01225 326743

Sarah Clune Solicitor Contact: 01225 326760

Chris Sharpe Solicitor Contact: 020 7324 1752

Laura Giles Solicitor Contact: 020 7324 1536

Daisy Barnett Solicitor Contact: 020 7324 1762