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New People Development Director appointed at employee-owned law firm

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Thu, 12/16/2021 - 10:16pm

Following the arrival of Alex Mackie as Stephens Scown LLP’s first Chief Operating Officer in September 2021, the employee-owned law firm has made another inspired strategic appointment with the announcement that Mark Shepherd has joined as the Firm’s first People Development Director.

Having previously held a range of senior leadership roles across the John Lewis Partnership – including Regional Branch Manager and Integration Lead for John Lewis and Partners – Mark brings with him vast experience and expertise, inspiring and empowering people withinthe largest employee-owned...

South West law firm sets ambitious net zero target for 2025

Employee-owned law firm, Stephens Scown LLP, is leading the charge against climate change by setting an ambitious target of achieving net zero carbon emissions by 2025 – well ahead of the Government’s target for businesses to reach net zero by 2050 and indeed ahead of most UK organisations.

The announcement comes ahead of the COP26 summit in Glasgow, which will bring parties together from across the world to accelerate action against climate change. It also comes hot on the heels of the Stephens Scown publishing its third annual Giving Back report, which can be viewed here ....

New COO appointment for employee-owned law firm

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Fri, 10/01/2021 - 12:38am

South West employee-owned law firm, Stephens Scown LLP, has appointed Alex Mackie as its first Chief Operating Officer (COO) to support the firm’s ambitious three year strategy and growth aspirations.

Alex joins from Tozers LLP, where he was Commercial Director, and brings with him an impressive range of experience forged in banking, commercial and legal sectors. He will be pivotal in helping to drive the firm‘s strategic goals and vision for the future.

Alex, commenting on his appointment, said: “I am excited to be joining Stephens Scown at this time, which has proven...

International recognition for leading South West family lawyer

A divorce lawyer from the South West has been celebrated for providing exemplary client service and supporting her clients through the coronavirus pandemic.

Liz Allen, a senior consultant at Stephens Scown LLP, has been recognised as one of the Top 100 Private Client Lawyers in international private client and wealth management , according to the rankings released by leading wealth management publication Citywealth magazine.

One of the hallmarks of a great private client lawyer is their ability to provide great client service, including the all-important soft skills....

South West law firm receives national recognition for private wealth expertise

Three Partners at employee-owned law firm, Stephens Scown LLP, have received the highest ranking and national recognition in the latest edition of Chambers and Partners’ High Net Worth Guide, which has just been published.

Following an extensive annual research programme, the Chambers High Net Worth Guide ranks the leading and most dedicated lawyers and law firms for international private wealth based on feedback from clients and other specialist industry professionals.

Private Client partners Phil Reed and Graham Murdoch retained their Band 1 status in the 2021 Guide,...

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Another Strong Performance for Leading South West Law Firm in independent legal guide

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Fri, 10/30/2020 - 10:38pm

One of the South West’s leading law firms has achieved another strong performance in the latest edition of an independent guide to the legal profession.

Leading South West Law firm, Stephens Scown LLP, which has offices in Truro, St Austell and Exeter, is ranked in 15 sections of Chambers & Partners’ UK 2021 guide, with three teams and five of the firm’s lawyers receiving Band 1 ranking. In addition, the firm’s Managing Partner, Richard Baker, has received the accolade of Eminent Practitioner and Corporate (M&A) lawyer, Giles Dunning, has been recognised as an Up and...

Former Stephens Scown managing partner sets up business consultancy 

The entrepreneurial partner behind the transformation of one of the South West’s leading law firms has started his own business offering advice to business owners seeking to grow their businesses and improve employee wellbeing.

Robert Camp led Stephens Scown LLP for eight years through a period of growth and success, stepping down in 2019. During his tenure Stephens Scown’s turnover doubled to £20 million and the firm was named UK Law Firm of the Year and one of the best employers in the country, consistently ranking in the Sunday Times 100 Best Companies list.


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Law firm’s private wealth expertise recognised

A South West law firm has been recognised for its private wealth expertise in a prestigious guide to the best private wealth lawyers in the UK.

Stephens Scown LLP has been ranked in the Chambers and Partners High Net Worth Guide. The guide, which has just been published, is based on feedback from clients and other specialist industry professionals. Stephens Scown’s private client and inheritance and trust disputes teams are praised in the new guide. Stephens Scown is described by a client as “one of the absolutely top firms in the South West”. Private client partners Phil Reed...

Promotions at leading law firm

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Fri, 07/10/2020 - 11:21am

A leading Devon law firm has promoted four high fliers in its Exeter office, while continuing to help clients navigate the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic.

Stephens Scown LLP has made three promotions to senior associate. They are Thea Bennun from the firm’s family team, intellectual property specialist Thomas Chartres-Moore and Paula Wakeling-Basham from the real estate team.

Digital marketing specialist Sam Moles has also been promoted to digital marketing executive.

Richard Baker, Stephens Scown’s managing partner said: “One of the most rewarding parts...

Trade mark success a sign of business confidence

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Tue, 06/09/2020 - 12:02pm

A leading Devon law firm has jumped up the rankings for the Top 100 Trade Mark Filers of 2018-2019 to become the highest ranking firm headquartered in Devon and Cornwall on the list.

Stephens Scown LLP’s intellectual property (IP) team has risen to 64th in the top 100 UK trade mark filers with over 120 trade marks filed last year, and 58th in the top 100 EU trade mark filers with over 100 EU trade marks in the EU last year. The rankings for the Top Trade Mark Filers are presented annually by CITMA, the Chartered Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys.

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