Corporate and commercial

At Stephens Scown, we understand that businesses need help at every stage of their journey, from launch, to acquisition, to investment and growth, profit sharing and succession planning.

As a firm, we’re proud of our commitment to the South West and the industries that make it thrive, whether based here or globally. We combine commercial insights with specialist legal knowledge and work closely with our clients to truly understand what they need to achieve success – giving you the peace of mind you need to develop your business to its maximum potential.

We work with a diverse range of clients from mining companies like Strongbow Exploration to holidays parks and marine businesses. Our corporate solicitors work closely with directors and business owners to deliver cost effective solutions to help achieve the businesses goals.

Why choose Stephens Scown for your business legal advice?

With our solicitors, you’re always guaranteed the personal and professional touch – and it’s not only us who think that. Our team is ranked Tier One by Legal 500 (2020) and The Chambers Guide to the Legal Profession (2020) ranks us number one for SME’s and praises our corporate and business law team as “always professional, helpful, knowledgeable and solution hunting”. Our clients are in safe hands with a team who understands the business pressures of getting a corporate deal done.

Our experience includes:

  • Advising Canadian company Strongbow Exploration Inc on the acquisition of the South Crofty tin mine in Cornwall.
  • Helping two Independent Financial Advisor firms sell their businesses to wealth planning firm Succession Group.
  • Advised clients regarding a complex share structures including EIS and SEIS schemes, company buy-backs, option arrangements and EMI schemes.
  • Advising on investments and co-investments of equity through funds, angels, the “crowd” and high net worth individuals.
  • Acted for a regional property developer on a complex financing arrangement with senior and mezzanine lenders.
  • EU procurement advice in connection with a multi million pound innovative public sector joint venture between a local authority controlled company and a local authority including the preparation of a Voluntary Ex-Ante Transparency Notice.

Our clients truly benefit from having a law firm that isn’t afraid to think a little differently.

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Andrew Knox


Anna Davies


Catherine Carlton


Christian Wilson


Dave Robbins


David Gebbie


Gavin Poole


Giles Dunning


Helen Wallwork


Jade Kent


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James Rickard


Laurie Trounce


Lucy Peters


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Sally Norcross-Webb


Sean Jenner

Senior Associate

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Tim Lane

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You trust their knowledge, understanding and integrity. There are no concerns on our end at all and we’ve been very happy with what they have done for us.

Chambers Guide to the Legal Profession (2020)


Over the years, they have always provided us with the very best of service. As a result, we now deal with them in every area of their legal expertise, from HR to acquisitions.

Steve Stokes, managing director of The Delivery Group


The corporate team were both incredibly professional but also emphathetic, providing an excellent well rounded approach to a corporate sale.

Legal 500 (2020)


They understood our priorities and intentions and made the process understandable.

Chambers Guide to the Legal Profession (2019)

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