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.
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Our highly ranked Real Estate team is one of the largest and best resourced full-service property teams outside of London, delivering reliable and cost-effective legal advice tailored to your requirements. We provide the very best legal support for regional and national commercial property clients across these key areas: Commercial occupation Construction Commercial business support Energy and renewables Investment Mines and...Read More
Our specialist team helps all kinds of businesses with their data security, from start-ups to multi-national organisations. We have extensive experience in helping businesses make the most of their data as an asset. We advise on regulatory compliance, including in connection with emerging technologies, and on issues arising from breaches of cyber security or subject access requests. Consumers are increasingly...Read More
Our Regulatory team prides itself on being a trusted port of call for clients, helping them to maintain compliance, controlling risks and minimising potential liabilities across their business. The advice we give is focused at all times on protecting our clients’ reputation. With over 20 years’ experience in crisis management, we are also on hand 24/7 as trusted advisors, providing...Read More
Increasingly, organisations and business leaders are no longer measuring success solely from the annual accounts, but whether it has a defined positive purpose, whether that purpose is being met and what the organisation’s impact is. That impact might be environmental, related to the community around it, its people, supply chain and the wider effects on the other business and customer...Read More
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...Read More
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 We’re ranked in...Read More
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...Read More
Whether you’re designing and creating the technology that shapes everyday life and business, or need guidance implementing and purchasing it, you’ll need legal advice from lawyers who have the knowledge and experience to support you through the process. Technological advance is faster now than it’s ever been, and affects just about every aspect of professional and personal life – from...Read More
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 notes we are “exceptionally responsive and flexible” (2023) and by Legal 500, in which clients say “We feel like the team at the practice really know and understand our business,...Read More
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...Read More
Coming up with ground-breaking ideas is rarely the result of a ‘eureka’ moment. Mostly, it’s the result of continuous innovation, determination and investment. Wherever they come from, your ideas are worth protecting – and doing so commercially can be just as challenging and demand a different form of intellectual agility. So how do you protect your intellectual assets effectively, while...Read More