Stone King recognised by Chambers High Net Worth Guide
Lawyers from Bath firm Stone King have been recognised by the prestigious Chambers High Net Worth Guide.
independent journal researches lawyers across the UK through client interviews
and by examining work quality, and has ranked five partners in the firm’s
Private Wealth Law Team.
said: “Stone King is highly-regarded for its private wealth practice.
It regularly assists clients with wills drafting, succession planning,
inheritance tax planning and trust administration. The firm is described
as “very good” by market insiders.”
The guide spoke to a client who said:
“I cannot find an occasion where I have been anything less than 100% happy
from the service I got.
have attention to detail and are always keen to report back immediately. They
always keep me in the loop, they are client-focused and customer care-focused.”
the client-focused work of Alison Allen, Dan Harris, Andrew Mortimer, David
Whitworth and Paul Sutton.
clients are at the heart of what we do and we strive to do our very best for
them,” said Alison, who is Stone King’s Chairman and Head of its Private Client
therefore delighted that our clients feel the same and have helped us gain
these excellent rankings.”
ranked as Band 1 for his work with probate, wills, inheritance tax planning and
estate and trust administration.
Chambers spoke to a professional adviser, as part of their research, who said: “I have not come across any lawyers with better knowledge than David in that field.”
said he was: “excellent as a professional person, and his strength was explaining
matters in a plain understandable English rather than just legal terms.”
Partners Alison Allen, Dan Harris and Andrew Mortimer were all named Notable Practitioners by the well-regarded journal.
the guide said: “has the most caring attitude, and that shows in the way
she deals with clients.
particular experience with care planning for elderly clients. Another source
says she is “a fantastically client-focused private client
Mortimer is recognised for expertise in Wills, trusts and
inheritance tax planning by market commentators.
strength is in his capacity to see the wood from the trees and to give advice
which is based on broad experience as well as technical
knowledge,” said a client who was interviewed by the guide.
client said: “(He) wants to get the work done for you as easily and
cost-effectively as possible and is always on hand to help in any way
Harris is recognised for his international estate and succession planning
expertise and is head of Stone King’s International and Cross-border Team.
described by one client as “an oracle of
knowledge,” further adding: “It is amazing what he knows
about each jurisdiction and he can piece it together.” Another market
insider says: “He combines his understanding with a
down-to-earth style of authentic written and oral communication.”
specialist knowledge has also seen Dan named as a Foreign Expert for France by
The work of
the firm’s Private Wealth Law team was also recognised, with Partner Paul
Sutton ranked as Band 2 and described by Chambers as “absolutely excellent”.
also has offices in Bristol, Birmingham, Cambridge, Leeds and London.
Chambers speaks to referees privately and said of its guide: “This new edition of the guide is perfect for professional advisers to wealthy individuals and clients as it ranks not only the top lawyers and law firms for international private wealth but also recommends the leading accountancy firms, private banks, wealth managers and other professional advisers.”