National law firm Stone King has made two significant hires with the appointments of Dr John McMullen and Tom Morrison to its Leeds office.

Dr John McMullen joins the firm’s Employment team as partner, while Tom Morrison joins as both partner and Head of Further Education.

John has 30 years’ experience in employment law and is also the author of a number of publications including Business Transfers and Employee Rights.

He is also Visiting Professor of Law at both Leeds and Durham Universities, and has a MA and PhD from the University of Cambridge.

Head of Stone King’s Business Sector and Employment team, Peter Woodhouse, said:

’John’s experience in employment law is second to none and he is regarded by his peers as one of the leading lawyers in the UK, in addition to an international reputation.

’We are delighted to have his expertise at Stone King and pleased to welcome him to the team.’

Tom was previously Head of Education at Rollits and will lead Stone King’s national Further Education Practice. He also has considerable experience in acting for Schools and will lead our Education team in the North. Tom is a contributor to national legal publication New Law Journal and author of the Further Education section for WestLaw.

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Tom Morrison

Roger Inman, Head of Stone King’s Education Sector group, says: ’Tom’s passion for, and experience in, Further Education is second to none, and we are delighted to have him on board. He will be a critical addition to our strategic work in developing a national Further Education practice with the same depth of innovation and client service that we have in our Schools practice.’