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Bumper crop of promotions for Stephens Scown

Leading South West law firm Stephens Scown LLP has recognised the experience and expertise of 15 of its legal advisors in its latest round of promotions across a range of specialist legal services – almost double the number of people promoted last year.

Having confirmed its commitment to balancing the needs of people, planet and profit as the first South West law firm to successfully gain B Corp Certification at the end of 2022, Stephens Scown has announced four promotions to Partner, three to Senior Associate and eight to Associate level across a wide range of legal practice areas and specialisms.

Stephens Scown’s Managing Partner, Richard Baker, said: “Our people are at the heart of our business, and play an integral role in the success we are able to achieve together as an employee-owned business.

Also rising up the ranks are inheritance and trust disputes solicitor, Eve Hebbron, corporate and commercial lawyer, Jade Kent, who specialises in the healthcare sector and Hazel Sanders, a chartered legal executive and member of the HRExpress team, which provides clients with advice on a wide variety of HR and employment matters.

“I am thrilled to be able to recognise the hard work and development of no fewer than 15 talented individuals in the latest round of promotions and reward them for the difference they make to their clients, their teams and to the wider firm.”

Individuals promoted to Partner include Sarah Bell, who heads up the specialist family children team in Stephens Scown’s Truro office and Anna Garde-Evans, a specialist in contentious probate matters in the inheritance and trust and disputes tea. Specialist immigration lawyer, Lisa Mulholland, who helps private and corporate clients to navigate the complex and ever-changing immigration system in the UK, and Sarah-Jane Williams-Cole, who undertakes work in a range of planning matters and heads up the infrastructure specialist team in the firm’s planning team, have also been made Partners.

Meanwhile, eight individuals have been promoted to Associate level, including Anthony Booth in the firm’s real estate development team, Sam Dunstan in commercial real estate, specialising in the mining, minerals and amenity woodland sector, Benitia Knowles-Wright in the firm’s specialist family finance team, employment lawyer, Carrianne Matta, property litigation solicitor, Lucy Peters, intellectual property and trade mark specialist, Becky Pickford, intellectual property and influencer marketing specialist, Amy Ralston and corporate lawyer Dave Robbins, who is also a trustee for the firm’s Employee Ownership Trust.

Stephens Scown, which continues to report year-on-year revenue growth since becoming employee-owned in 2016, also recently announced the arrival of Steve Panton as Partner, joining the firm’s commercial dispute resolution team with over 20 years’ experience in regulatory enforcement and compliance and encompassing all aspects of health and safety, environmental, food safety and consumer protection law.

Pictured top right are: (from left) Stephens Scown new Partners Sarah Bell Anna Garde-Evans Lisa Mulholland and Sarah-Jane Williams-Cole.

Pictured bottom left are: (from left) Eve Hebbron, Jade Kent and Hazel Sanders.

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