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Running a business can be exciting, complex, time-consuming and stressful. Often all at the same time.

That’s why it helps to have a lawyer on your side you can trust to guide you through the challenges and the opportunities, with personal, practical, commercially astute advice.

Our clients regard as more than just lawyers. We become trusted business advisors through good times and bad. We take the time to build long-lasting relationships, based on deep industry knowledge and relentless client focus.

We understand that as a business owner, your time is precious, which is why we invest so much in ensuring we deliver best-in-class client service, while the fact we are employee owned means we have a personal stake in our clients’ success.

As a Stephens Scown client, you can be assured of straightforward, timely and incisive legal advice, with a single point of contact guaranteeing a consistent, individual response at all times.

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Whether you’re interested in acquisition, disposals, or both – your commercial property deal is in safe hands with Stephens Scown. The Commercial Property team is the largest at Stephens Scown, and advises on a wide range of property-related issues. We provide invaluable support for residential and commercial developments, landlord/tenant leases, planning advice, and other development matters, all in a friendly,...

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Businesses of all kinds can benefit hugely from expert professional help at every stage of their journey – from start-up and expansion through acquisition, debt or equity fundraising to succession and exit planning issues. At Stephens Scown, we advise clients of all sizes across the UK and are one of the largest law firms in the South West. We combine...

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Our dispute resolution specialists work with clients all over the UK and we have one of the largest teams in the South West.  We can provide expert litigation advice for: business ownership disputes and exit strategies commercial dispute resolution construction-related disputes debt recovery – via our DebtLink service property litigation. Highly respected and recommended for dispute resolution Legal 500 ranks...

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Creating a happy and engaged workforce is vital to the success of your business.  We work closely and proactively with our clients to identify and address potential workforce problems before they arise, enabling you to optimise the performance of your people – and your organisation.  Employment law and HR best practices are constantly changing. This creates additional risk and potential...

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Our Intellectual Property Law and Information Technology (IP and IT) team prides itself on providing clear, concise advice on a wide range of issues.   Ranked highly by Chambers, which note “their service is timely and commercial” (2022) and by Legal 500, which describes us as having an “excellent breadth and depth of expertise” (2022), our team combines a proven, proactive approach with...

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Understanding your sector and your business. With client service at the heart of everything we do, we offer practical, commercially astute legal advice tailored to your business and to your industry, enabling you to put more space between you and your rivals. Our lawyers are experts in a wide range of diverse sectors. We understand the unique opportunities and challenges...

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