Law firm Stone King LLP has been named as both a top-tier and a leading firm by independent research guide The Legal 500.
The guide analyses the legal sector by regions, with the highly-respected top tier rankings awarded for the firm’s education practice in both London and the South West, the firm’s crime practice in the South West, charities and not-for-profit in both the South West and Yorkshire areas, and private client: contentious trusts and probate in the South West.
In addition, the firm has been recommended in a further 13 practice areas across its sectors of charity, education, faith, business and social enterprise and private client, as well as a total of 34 mentions for Stone Kings lawyers for their standout contribution to their practice.
In the South West rankings for charity, Tim Rutherford is named as a leading individual and a recommended lawyer, while Alexandra Steffensen is both a Rising Star and a recommended lawyer.
Other key lawyers are Daniel Harris, Luke Watson and Alexandra Weatherdon.
In the South West: public sector: education category Helen Tucker is named a leading individual and a recommended lawyer, while Ciara Campfield and Michael Brotherton are all recommended lawyers.
Ciara and Michael are also noted as key lawyers, along with Senior Associate Elizabeth Fortin.
In the South West: crime, fraud and licensing: general crime and fraud category Andrew Banks, Matthew Graham and Nicholas Wragg are all recommended lawyers. Andrew and Nicholas are also named as key lawyers.
Other rankings and ranked lawyers:
In the South West: dispute resolution: commercial litigation: Gloucestershire, Somerset and Wiltshire category Partner Tony Pidgeon is a recommended lawyer with the firm also ranked.
In the South West: employment: Gloucestershire, Somerset and Wiltshire Peter Woodhouse is a recommended lawyer, with other key lawyers Jean Boyle, Amy Berry and James Barratt.
In the South West: private client: family category Caroline Fell and Tracey Smith are both recommended lawyers, Caroline is further noted as a key lawyer alongside Meg Moss, Daniela Nickols and Rebecca Eels.
For South West: private client: personal tax, trusts and probate recommended lawyers are Kathryn Layzell, with other key lawyers Alison Allen, Daniel Harris, Andrew Mortimer, Kerry Rogers and Charlotte Macdonald.
In the South West: real estate: commercial property: Gloucestershire, Somerset and Wiltshire practice area Joanne Burton is named as a Next Generation Partner and a recommended lawyer while Caroline Taylor and Hugh Pearce are also recommended lawyers.
Hugh and Joanne are also noted as key lawyers.
In the South West: real estate: property litigation category Partner Tony Pidgeon is named as a recommended lawyer.
Managing Partner Steven Greenwood (pictured) said: “I am delighted with the Legal 500’s recognition for the firm and so very proud of our lawyers.
“They really are a reflection of us ‘doing the right thing’ for our clients and making sure they receive the best service possible; they also show the hard work all our people do every day. “The Legal 500’s unbiased and independent analysis is really important for our clients too as they can be sure that our lawyers are some of the very best in the legal world.”