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12 May, 2020 - 12:00 By Kate Sweeney

Stone King unveils new chair and raft of promotions

Stone King has announced a number of promotions as well as the new chair at the law firm.

Stone King’s new partners include Employment lawyer Harriet Broughton, Chris Sharpe in the Commercial Property team and Kathryn Layzell, who heads the Trusts & Estates Team. Craig Vincent, who heads the firm’s HR Consultancy Service has also been promoted to (non-legal) partner.

In the Business Property team, Elizabeth Thompson has been promoted to senior associate, whilst promotions to associate include Myles Taaffe in the Corporate & Commercial team, Alexandra Weatherdon in the Charity & Social Enterprise team and Charles Cronin in the Criminal Law team. Penny Walters in Stone King’s Employment team has also been promoted to senior HR consultant.

The new chair is head of Private Client sector Alison Allen, who has taken over the position from Ann Phillips, partner in Stone King’s Charity & Social Enterprise team.

Ann said: “It has been a real privilege to be Chair of Stone King for the last six years, an experience which has given me the opportunity to meet so many exceptional people across the firm, in all our offices. 

“Alison will be a fantastic new chair for the firm; her professionalism, patience and empathy are among the qualities that make her an excellent private client solicitor, and these same skills make her well-suited to this new role.”

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