Keith Wright

In this series, we introduce some of the people that make up Stephens Scown. We learn about their expertise, what drew them to join the legal profession and find out a little bit about who they are outside of the workplace.

Here we introduce Keith Wright, partner in our Commercial Property Team.

Can you share with us a little bit about your role and a typical day?

Keeping the show on the road. This is done by delegating the work that comes in from the clients, managing the client’s expectations and giving the technical assistance that colleagues need to help them deal with matters.

Most of this assistance is given out of my experience because my colleagues are probably better than me at dealing with the day-to-day transactional processes that are necessary.

Why did you specialise in your area of law?

Social housing which incorporates buying and selling of development land, granting and advising on social tenancies and dealing with compliance issues for social landlords. I routinely carry out landlord and tenant work both residential and commercial. Mainly in relation to drafting requirements.

What do you love most about your role?

For me, the two parts of my role that are most enjoyable are the relationships that I get to build and maintain with my clients and the ability I have to support and collaborate with my colleagues in the Social Housing team.

What do you think are the biggest challenges and opportunities for your area of law?

The biggest challenges and also the greatest areas of opportunity in Social Housing are the competition we face from other businesses and delivering a consistently outstanding service to our clients to not just meet but exceed their expectations.

How do you spend your time outside of work?

Outside of work my favourite thing to do is spend time with my family.

If you weren’t a lawyer, what you would be and why?

I think I would be a teacher, I imagine that it is a very rewarding career to support the learning and development of others in an education environment. It would of course be very challenging too.

What does it mean to work for Stephens Scown, what makes us different?

In a nutshell, we learn from each other – and this helps us all to grow and improve to always deliver for our clients.

You can find out more about what type of work Keith Wright is involved in here.