One of the region’s most talented deal-makers Giles Dunning has been appointed head of Stephens Scown LLP’s corporate legal team.

Giles gained a reputation for his work with owner managed businesses and his deal work in the financial sector, and will be heading up Stephens Scown’s corporate team in Exeter.

Over the last few years, Giles has advised on 21 deals involving independent financial advisors. He also specialises in helping owner managed businesses in the South West such as Ward Williams Associates, Wild Card Public Relations and WTW Scott Cinemas Ltd.

Giles trained with Stephens Scown and was promoted to partner in 2016. As part of his promotion, he has relocated from the firm’s Truro office to manage the team in Exeter.

Robert Camp, Stephens Scown’s managing partner said: “Giles is an incredibly talented lawyer, who has built up a strong reputation for giving decisive advice to clients. He has big ambitions for our corporate team. Last year they advised on over 180 deals – I’m excited to see what they can achieve next under Giles’ leadership.”

Stephens Scown’s corporate team has top tier ranking in independent legal guides Chambers UK and Legal 500.

Stephens Scown has over 300 staff, including more than 50 partners, across its offices in Exeter, Truro and St Austell. The firm has been ranked for four consecutive years in the Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For 2017.