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Top Rankings for Stephens Scown In Legal Guide

“Simply superb”, “professional and customer focussed” and “an excellent law firm to work with” are just some of the client comments about leading Cornish law firm Stephens Scown LLP included in Chambers UK’s 2017 guide.

Chambers is a prestigious independent guide to lawyers and law firms, which is largely based on client feedback. Stephens Scown has gained top rankings in a number of areas.

Eleven lawyers from the firm’s offices in Truro and St Austell have been ranked in the guide, with five gaining top tier ranking. Two partners were included for the first time including Kate Theophilus, a Truro-based partner, who is recognised as a leader in agriculture law and is given band 1 status. A client comments: “I don’t think I could recommend her more.”

Phil Reed who heads up the firm’s rural team and is based in St Austell has worked with some of Cornwall’s biggest landowners. He is also ranked for the first time this year, being recognised for his expertise in private client with band 1 status.

Sixteen of Stephens Scown’s teams are ranked in the guide, with four given band 1 ranking by Chambers. The corporate team retained its band 1 status for the South West. One client commented: “There seems to be a great culture in the organisation where staff exhibit a friendly, open and can-do attitude. They have an excellent local reputation.”

The family team also retained its band 1 status, with Jo Stone from the firm’s Truro office gaining the top ranking too. A client comments: “The team are simply superb. Their strong and positive reputation is well deserved and I cannot fault them in any way.”

The firm’s agriculture team was ranked band 1 in Cornwall, with Truro based Richard Baker, joining newly listed Kate Theophilus with top rankings. Client comments included: “Our solicitor of choice is Stephens Scown. We choose them for their accessibility, knowledge and understanding.”

The private client team was given band 1 ranking in Cornwall. Graham Murdoch retained his band 1 position and newly-listed Phil Reed was also given top ranking. A client of the team is quoted by Chambers as saying: “The firm is local and approachable. The people I deal with are very technically able in their areas of work and give timely, practical and proactive advice.”

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 and teams given top ranking this year. No matter what specialism our lawyers focus on, they all share one thing in common – putting our clients first.”

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