Bath law firm Stone King has strengthened its educational expertise thanks to the appointment of two new senior associates to the team.
Experienced education employment lawyer Polly O’Malley joins the firm as a senior associate from Top 100 law firm Ward Hadaway.
Polly specialises in all aspects of employment law, with niche expertise in advising the education sector on a wide variety of strategic, contentious and regulatory issues.
She advises academy trusts and schools on staff and employment-related issues including industrial disputes, restructure and equality issues.
Stone King also welcomes skilled education lawyer Louise Cazan, who joins the team as a senior associate after more than eight years’ experience of advising on education schemes.
Louise has particular expertise in academy conversions, transfers and restructures, as well as offering ongoing operational advice to educational organisations. She is recommended in The Legal 500 UK and Chambers and Partners.
Also joining Stone King as a legal secretary and office administrator is Lynsey Olbison. Lynsey previously worked for intellectual property law firm EIP Europe.
Roger Inman, Head of Stone King’s Education Group, said: “Both Polly and Louise have great experience advising the education sector and I’m sure their skills will be much in demand among schools and trusts across the country.”