Ciara joined Stone King in July 2012. Before Stone King Ciara was a corporate education lawyer at Lewis Silkin and Eversheds.
Ciara helps schools with a wide range of issues and a large part of her workload day-to-day relates to advising on the establishment of academies and free schools.
Ciara has enormous experience of advising on multi-academy structures. Ciara continues to work for many large multi-academy trusts including ARK Schools and the Harris Federation, advising them on issues relating to procurement, commercial, corporate governance and charity law.
Ciara also has considerable experience of the higher and further education sector. She has advised universities and further education colleges on various issues ranging from national and international collaborations, accreditation and recognition arrangements between universities and overseas education institutions and on governance issues. She has also advised further and higher education institutions on the risks and benefits of academy sponsorship and general corporate and commercial issues.
Ciara speaks regularly at seminars on the schools’ circuit.
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