Stone King’s work with charities and social enterprises is at the heart of our 200-year-old practice. We have one of the largest teams of charity lawyers in the country with more than 50 specialists spread across our regional office network.
We are known for our proactive, collaborative relationship with the Charity Commission and act for over 200 of the country’s largest charities, including many household names.
Our extensive, combined experience means we can assist charities from the diverse spectrum of UK charities with all of their legal needs. The group is headed by Tim Rutherford (Partner and South West lead), who has particular expertise in religious and faith organisations, an area in which Stone King is a pre-eminent firm. The legal directory Legal 500 notes Tim for his ‘sharp, incisive mind and pertinent, focused and relevant contributions’.
Other key members of the team include Hannah Kubie (Partner and London lead), described in legal directory Chambers as ‘absolutely brilliant’ and ranked Up and Coming. She specialises in social finance and funding, including advising charities on their social investments. Robert Meakin (Partner and South East lead), has broad experience of diverse legal issues, including tribunal and investigative work, particularly in high profile charity investigations. He has also written and contributed to several books on charity law. Tom Murdoch (Partner and Northern lead), acts for a diverse range of clients with unique expertise in major structural re-organisations for the public sector. Tom is praised for his ‘integrity and attention to detail’ and his ‘complete focus on achieving great results for his clients’ in the latest Legal 500 directory.
Stone King remains the leading firm for Charity Commission appointments of Interim Managers of charities, having held more such appointments than any other law firm. We continue to develop market leading initiatives in social finance and act for many of the organisations leading developments in this area.
A small selection of our notable clients include British Heart Foundation, Cancer Research UK, City of London Corporation, Dogs Trust, Macmillan Cancer Support, National Maritime Museum, RNLI, Royal Horticultural Society, The Royal Society of Medicine, RSPB, St John’s Foundation Est. 1174, The National Trust and WWF UK.