Stone King begins 2023 with a raft of new appointments

Bath-headquartered law firm Stone King is delighted to begin 2023 with new appointments to support and enhance three areas of legal expertise.

Stone King’s leading Charity Team has been further strengthened by the appointment of Frances Godden as a Senior Associate. Frances specialises in charity law and ecclesiastical law, with extensive experience as a Deputy Diocesan Registrar. Frances also has expertise in education law, and the law as it relates to matters of art and heritage. She will support and enhance the firm’s work with faith charities and broader charity sector work.

Stone King’s Dispute Resolution Team has also been strengthened with the appointment of Senior Associate Dan Carter, and Solicitor Elle McDonald. Dan joins the team from DAS Law and has experience of advising in a broad range of commercial disputes and personal litigation. Elle specialises in contentious estate and trust disputes and will focus on this area of law at Stone King.

Tony Pidgeon, Head of Stone King’s Dispute Resolution Team, says: “Dan and Elle are both specialists in their areas and we’re excited for them to join the team at what is a very busy time for us.”

Tessa Bonser has joined the firm’s Trusts & Estates Team as a Senior Associate relocating from Norwich where she was Head of Team at a regional firm. Tessa reinforces the team’s expertise with her 14 years of legal experience across all areas of private client practice. At Stone King her focus will be on Wills, Trusts and Estate Planning.

Kathryn Layzell, who heads the Trusts & Estates team at Stone King, says: “We’re thrilled for Tessa to join the team bringing with her a wealth of knowledge and know-how in the sector that will be of great benefit to our clients.”

Stone King is a national law firm with offices in Bath, Birmingham, Bristol, Cambridge, Leeds and London. The firm has built a reputation for excellence amongst both private and commercial clients, whilst its strategic focus has made it national leaders in the charity, faith and education sectors.