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About Us

Stephens Scown is a leading South West law firm with a reputation for doing things differently.

Having evolved from a traditional law practice founded in Cornwall in 1938, we are now a regional heavyweight law firm that is both employee-owned and B Corp™ Certified.

Doing notable work for notable clients, building our skills with talented people and having a positive impact on our communities sits at the heart of everything we do.

Featuring in the Sunday Times Best Places to Work 2024 list, it’s great to see our culture and ethos of going above and beyond for our people, our colleagues and our communities recognised nationally.

Who We Are

We invest in People, Community and Planet

We are leading on positive change within the legal industry, as the first B Corp™ law firm in the South West and with only a handful of UK law firms to have been certified. Gaining B Corp™ Certification underlines our long-term commitment to meeting high standards of social and environmental impact and to balancing people, planet, purpose and profit as part of the B Corp™ Community.

Because Doing Good Matters

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With the backdrop of global challenges to tackle and the ongoing threat to our environment, it is vital that we showcase just how we are making a difference and that we are part of a much bigger movement, proving there is a better way to do business.

As our managing partner, Richard Baker says…
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Photograph of the Stephens Scown Employee Trustees laughing

We’re Employee Owned

We’re the UK’s first large employee-owned law firm. But more than this, we’re people-centred, people-powered. Together we celebrate the wins and learn from the losses. We do what it takes to help each other overcome every challenge and to go beyond our clients’ expectations. Whatever’s happening in the world, empowering our people is what matters.

Because Owning It Matters

We go above and beyond for our clients

Our people are committed to delivering above and beyond for our clients. With Client Service one of our key strategic pillars, whatever the client or sector, we push, improve and deliver. We proudly go beyond expectations and achieve things that matter.

Because Being Great Matters

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We make the most of every day

We might have the expertise of a top city firm, but outside our offices there’s not a skyscraper in sight. And this means we get something out of every day that we can’t get anywhere else. Whether we’re getting to know our clients on our local beach, getting together in the park to hit a ball around, or getting in the sea before getting to the office. We’re all about living a life enriched by work. Making the fun matter.

Because Having Fun Matters

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At Stephens Scown, every day is what we make it. So we make it matter…

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People-powered, people-centred
  • 322
    Employee Owners
  • 63
  • 10
  • 32
    Apprentices & trainees
  • 4
Number of employees who have worked at the firm for…
  • 42
    10 – 19 Years
  • 26
    20 – 29 Years
  • 8
    30 Years +

Shortlisted for 8 Awards in the last year:

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