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Charity Mediation

Michael King is an accredited Mediator, able to assist charities and similar organisations to settle disputes which can arise between trustees or organisations.



Following retirement after 40 years as a solicitor in London & Bath, mainly in the fields of charity & education, Michael King is now an accredited Mediator and is prepared to assist charities and other voluntary organisations to settle disputes which can so easily arise between trustees or organisations.

Michael operates through his wholly-owned company Queen Square Advisory Limited and can be contacted via this website or direct via michaelking1785@gmail.com


With over 40 years’ experience as a Partner, Chairman and later Consultant at lawyers Stone King LLP, working largely in the Charity and Education sectors, Michael King has retired as a solicitor.

He was a founder member of the Charity Law Association of which he was Chairman from 1997 to 2000 and while in practice was recognised by Chambers Directory and Legal 500 as a leader in Charity law & practice. 

He has held 7 appointments by the Charity Commission as Interim Manager of charities in difficulty, including Nottinghamshire Miners Home and the international relief charity Muslim Aid. Michael wrote with Ann Phillips “Charities Act 2006 – Guide to the New Law “ (Law Society 2007) and was Chairman of the Catholic Charity Conference, 1990-2014.

Michael is an accredited Mediator and available to carry out mediation in the voluntary sector.

He is a trustee of 4 charities and his interests include family, tennis, sailing, shooting and watching rugby.


Mr Michael King was instructed to undertake an internal investigation underpinned by complex governance procedures. Mr King conducted the investigation professionally and with sensitivity to all of the parties concerned. The resulting investigation report was delivered in a timely manner and was robust, succinct and was relied upon to facilitate an appropriate resolution to the dispute. Mr King’s knowledge and experience was invaluable and served to support the resolution of a complicated internal procedure.

Sue Midha, 

Director of Human Resources, Cardiff University


"Michael has the patience and empathy required to make an effective mediator and his long and varied experience of dealing with all kinds of problems within and between charities equips him with the knowledge and insight to tackle disputes of all kinds which affect charities. He has a particular understanding of religious organisations which should encourage confidence among clients who would benefit from sensitivity to the nuances of both their trusts and their ethics."

Francesca Quint
Barrister, Radcliffe Chambers


"Michael has unrivalled experience of the voluntary sector and a real understanding of the difficulties that can beset charities and their trustees. He has a highly effective, practical approach – delivered with unflappable good humour”

Ann Phillips
Chairman, Stone King LLP


“Michael has long been respected as a leading adviser for charities and organisations in the voluntary sector.  His experience in understanding and dealing patiently and calmly with a wide range of individuals means that he has the perfect background to guide and help participants through the stresses of a mediation process.  I cannot recommend him highly enough.”

Anne-Marie Piper
Senior Partner, Farrer & Co


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