Thursday 12th October 2023
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Eleven Cornish Leaders for Stephens Scown

Eleven Cornwall-based lawyers from a leading South West firm have been named “leaders in their field” by a prestigious independent legal guide.

With experts in specialisms from agriculture to social housing, Stephens Scown LLP again cements its position as a local firm with expertise to rival big city firms.

Chambers 2017 will be published this autumn and 11 Stephens Scown lawyers from the firm’s Cornish offices will be featured as “leaders” including two partners who appear for the first time. St Austell-based Phil Reed who heads up the firm’s rural team and has worked with some of Cornwall’s biggest landowners, is recognised for his expertise in private clients. Kate Theophilus, a Truro-based partner, is recognised as a leader in agriculture law.

Partner Richard Baker is also named as a leader in the agriculture section, while Graham Murdoch is recognised for his private client expertise.

The firm’s reputation for family law is emphasised with two Truro-based lawyers being named as leaders in this field: partner Jo Stone and associate Sarah Atkinson.

Helen Furneaux an associate from the firm’s St Austell office is recognised for her expertise advising charities.

Stephens Scown’s corporate expertise is highlighted with Christian Wilson, head of the firm’s Corporate Cornwall team named as a Chambers leader.

Stephens Scown is known for its commercial property expertise and that is reflected in the number of lawyers selected by Chambers in this area. Commercial property partner Michael Beadel is named as a leader in his field along with specialists in social housing law, Hilary Pitts and Keith Wright from the firm’s Truro office.

Robert Camp, Stephens Scown’s managing partner said: “Chambers base their rankings on feedback from clients, so it is very encouraging to have so many lawyers named as leaders this year. No matter what specialism our lawyers focus on, they all share one thing in common – putting our clients first.”

A number of lawyers from Stephens Scown’s Exeter office are included in the Chambers 2017 guide, bringing the total number of Chambers leaders for the firm to 27.

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