Independent legal guide Chambers has again awarded Stone King top-tier law firm status.
The firm’s charity, education and crime teams are also once again awarded the highest Band 1 ranking. They are joined by the family and mediation team which has achieved a top band ranking for the first time for their expertise and sensitivity in supporting families through divorce, separation and related family matters. In addition, 20 individual Stone King lawyers have been recognised for their excellence.
Chambers ranks law firms and individual lawyers across six bands, with Band 1 as the highest, and says that ‘being ranked in any band is a significant achievement’. The qualities on which rankings are assessed annually include technical legal ability, professional conduct, client service, commercial astuteness, diligence and commitment.
Other practice areas securing a coveted Chambers ranking include corporate and commercial, further education, transport and real estate.
“It is a great achievement that Stone King has once again been independently ranked as a top-tier law firm,” said Managing Partner, Steven Greenwood (pictured), “Chambers rankings ‘are the definitive mark of excellence across the legal industry’ and demonstrate that our firm continues to be recognised as one of the best across our five sectors of business and social enterprise, charity, education, private client and faith.
“I am also delighted to see so many of our lawyers ranked because this really represents the hard work all our people do for our clients.”
Many lawyers across the firm’s five offices in Bath, Birmingham, Bristol, Cambridge, Leeds and London have also been recognised for their excellent work.
Charity Consultant, Ann Philips, and Stone King’s Head of Education Sector, Roger Inman, are both ranked as Senior Statespeople – exceptional individuals who remain pivotal to the firm’s success.
Seven of Stone King’s Charity Partners have also been ranked, with Rosamund McCarthy Etherington as Band 1, and Julian Blake, Stephen Ravenscroft, Hannah Kubie, Tim Rutherford, Tom Murdoch and Reema Mathur also achieving coveted rankings.
Stephen Ravenscroft is also recognised for his extensive education expertise with a Band 2 ranking, alongside rankings for Partner Helen Tucker and Stone King’s Head of Further Education, Tom Morrison.
In the Transport sector, the firm’s Head of Business Sector and Social Enterprise Sector, Peter Woodhouse, and Partner, Andrew Banks, are both ranked. Partners Hugh Pearce and Joanne Burton have also been recognised for their outstanding work in real estate in the South West, with Partner Harriet Broughton achieving a ranking for her employment law expertise.
Within Stone King’s top-rated family team, Head of Team, Tracey Smith, and Partners Caroline Fell, Meg Moss and Rebecca Eels have all achieved individual rankings, with Caroline and Rebecca also included on Chambers’ Spotlight Table for their expertise in alternative dispute resolution.