Leading education law firm Stone King has opened a new office in Leeds with the hire of a partner from Ward Hadaway, Graham Shaw.
Stone King said its office in central Leeds would accommodate a team of five fee earners and support staff initially, and provide additional space for further expansion. Two members of Shaw’s team will be joining the firm with him.
Stone King already has offices in Bath, London and Cambridge.
The firm’s managing partner, Steven Greenwood, said: “The decision to establish a greater presence in northern England completes our national network of coverage for schools and builds upon our strategic plans for further substantial development of our services within the education, charity and social enterprise sectors.”
Roger Inman, Head of Stone King’s Education Group, said: ‘We are delighted to welcome Graham Shaw and colleagues to our growing team. Graham is a leading light in legal advice for schools and we are confident that the combination of his experience, with the way we provide services for schools, will make a powerful offer to schools and trusts across the north of England and beyond.”