Julian Blake


Partner, Stone King


Julian has specialised, for over 28 years, in social enterprise, charity, responsible business, public service commissioning and delivery, and public policy implementation and innovation. Blending charity and business law disciplines, he was engaged throughout the progressive development of Social Enterprise, Social Finance, Social Value and Social Impact Measurement and their application to public policy. He promotes the European Commission Social Business Initiative perspective on Public Procurement and State Aid, challenging misconceptions. He is a member of the Social Value Taskforce and the UK National Advisory Board Public Procurement Sub-group.

Julian’s areas of legal expertise include: commercial and charity law advice to charities, social enterprises, mission-led businesses, charities and commercial organisations; formations and constitutional reorganisations; Charity Commission and sectoral regulation; joint ventures/mergers/business transfers; private, public and third sector contracts and funding arrangements; public procurement and state aid; education law; financial services; and competition law.

Before joining Stone King, Julian was co-head of Charity and Social Enterprise and led the development of cross-departmental sector groups at Bates Wells Braithwaite.

Contact details

020 7324 1572

Year Qualified