Personal Law


We all crave a peaceful and happy life, but things don’t always turn out as planned. Sometimes changes to our personal circumstances mean we need professional advice to help resolve problems, even if we didn’t cause them.

At Stephens Scown, we are here to listen to you, and to help you build a better future for you and your family. We can guide you through all aspects of your personal affairs – even ones that appear troubling, tricky or stressful.

Our friendly, specialist team regularly provides no-nonsense advice on family issues, wills and inheritance, property, employment, immigration and dispute resolution. We pride ourselves on communicating clearly, working flexibly, understanding what you’re going through and supporting you in the best way we can. In fact, we’re consistently rated as the top family law firm in the Devon and Cornwall by independent legal guides Chambers and the Legal 500.

Because each client and set of circumstances is unique, we go the extra mile to secure you a brighter and more secure future.

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Independently ranked as the best solicitors for divorce, children law and family law in the region. Our family law solicitors work across Devon and Cornwall from our Exeter, St Austell and Truro offices.  Family life can be rich and rewarding, and for most people it’s the most important thing in the world. Yet it’s not without its unexpected problems, and there might be...

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Managing your money and planning your financial future is a complex task. Without the right advice, your hard-earned wealth could end up sparking a family fall-out or lining the taxman’s coffers, instead of your family or intended beneficiaries. Is your money working as hard for you as it could? Have you invested it wisely? Protected it soundly? Instead of lying...

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Trying to resolve your immigration status can be a trying time, especially if your family is involved, or even faces being split up. You may be concerned about whether or not you can safely work in the UK. And with good reason – the penalties for getting it wrong can be steep, anything from a fine to deportation. But don’t...

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We all know buying or selling a house is one of the most stressful occasions of your life – but you don’t have to face it alone. Our residential property team have been helping clients with all their conveyancing needs for decades, making sure their home moves go through with the minimum of fuss and the maximum attention to detail – and, of...

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Work is an essential part of life and often defines how we see ourselves as well as financially supporting you and your family. Because of this it’s important that you are comfortable with your employer and the terms on which you are working. Joining a new business is often a very exciting time and it can be easy to sign...

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Personal Disputes Few of us go through life without running into the occasional dispute. It might be about a product or service we’ve paid for, or something relating to work. On the other hand, it could be more related to our personal lives, such as a conflict with neighbours – or an issue that threatens to cause a serious rift...

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Stephens Scown is a leading law firm in the South West and a dominant force in the Devon and Cornwall marketplaces. They are consistently ranked as the top corporate firm in Devon and Cornwall and features in both The Lawyer’s Rising 50 law firms and The Lawyer Top 200.

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