Family Lawyers in Line for Top Honours
A Cornish law firm has reached the shortlist in the most prestigious national awards for family law solicitors.
Stephens Scown LLP is the only South West firm to be shortlisted for the Family Law Regional Firm of the Year – South category in the Family Law Awards 2017. The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony in London on 29 November 2017.
Stephens Scown’s family team is split across the firm’s three offices in Exeter, St Austell and Truro. The team includes trained mediators, collaborative lawyers, accredited specialists with Resolution, and members of the Law Society’s Family Law and Children’s Panel. They help clients through divorce, with particular expertise in complex financial matters and issues involving children.
Partner Liz Allen is one of the most respected family lawyers in the UK and features in the Citywealth Leader’s List, an international guide to the best advisors in private wealth. Truro-based partner Jo Stone is a Deputy District Judge sitting in County Courts across the South West.
The team has developed and recruited some of the best legal talent in the region. Ten of the team’s lawyers trained with the firm and have gone on to be promoted within the team. Recent high profile hires include Mark Chanter, an expert in high net worth divorce, who joined the firm as a consultant from the Truro office of Foot Anstey.
Stephens Scown’s managing partner Robert Camp commented: “We are excited to represent the South West in the Family Law Awards. Our family team combines a high level of skill in family law with a focus on providing the best service and support to our clients. Our clients are often going through one of the most stressful and difficult periods in their lives. All of our family law team share a focus on providing them with the support they need to make decisions and take back control of their lives.”
The team has received excellent feedback from clients, including this comment from a client, which was included in independent guide to the legal profession Chambers UK 2017: “The team are simply superb. Their strong and positive reputation is well deserved and I cannot fault them in any way.”
Stephens Scown’s family team has received top rankings in legal guides Chambers UK and Legal 500.
Stephens Scown has over 290 staff, including more than 50 partners, across its offices in Exeter, Truro and St Austell. It was named UK Law Firm of the Year at the British Legal Awards 2016. For more information visit www.stephens-scown.co.uk