Senior appointments at Bath law firm Stone King as it targets further expansion

May 8, 2014

Bath law firm Stone King has made a number of senior appointments as part of ambitious plans to grow its legal teams.

New recruits include leading probate litigation lawyer Peter Steer, who will head Stone King’s growing legacy dispute team. Peter, who joins Stone King as a partner from the legal practice Wilsons, specialises in probate disputes and other contentious work for charitable organisations.

Peter, pictured right, who has particular expertise advising on will disputes and inheritance act claims, has also been head of the probate litigation team at Henmans in Oxford.

Stone King also welcomes experienced charity lawyer Tim Rutherford, who joins from IBB Solicitors, where he was a partner in its charities team. Tim, pictured below, advises on all aspects of charity law and has a strong background in risk management. His experience includes advising on the formation and registration of charities, and internal governance issues and disputes.

Another new arrival is expert intellectual property lawyer Jonathan Sellors, who joins Stone King’s commercial team from Finers Stephens Innocent, where he was a partner. 

Jonathan specialises in intellectual property, information technology, media regulation, data protection, freedom of information along with more general commercial work. He is also legal counsel and company secretary at UK Biobank, one of the largest biomedical resource organisations in the world.

There are also internal partnerships at Stone King for Julia Davenport-Cooper, who heads the firm’s construction team, and Brian Miller, who provides both intellectual property and information technology advice.

Stone King managing partner Steven Greenwood said: “We are delighted to welcome these highly-experienced lawyers who are all well-regarded experts in their particular fields of law. Their arrival forms part of a strategy to expand our market-leading teams by recruiting the very best legal practitioners.”

The firm, which also has offices in Cambridge and London, employs more than 180 people, including 24 partners and 79 fee earners.



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