Stephens Scown, a South West law firm that has consistently placed in the Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For list, has made a number of promotions across the firm.

There have been three promotions to partner. Justin Butt and Peter Cooper from the energy team along with Richard Slater from the dispute resolution team have all been promoted to partner, raising the number of partners at the firm to 55.

Ben Jones and Hayley Bundey from the dispute resolution team have been promoted to senior associate, as have Chris Morse from the employment team and intellectual property specialist Kathryn Heath.

Immigration specialist Lisa Mulholland has been promoted to associate and Charlotte Crane from the residential property team has qualified as a solicitor.

Hazel Sanders from the employment team and Helen Redington from the family team are now chartered legal executives.

The employee-owned firm has also made promotions in business services and support departments. Josie Hingston becomes assistant office manager and in the firm’s marketing team Kate Hockin has been promoted to marketing executive and Donna Black to communications specialist.

Richard Baker, managing partner at Stephens Scown, said: “All of our newly promoted colleagues bring fantastic expertise to the firm in their different specialisms. This recognition and career progression is well deserved and I’m looking forward to seeing the continued impact that these colleagues will make at the firm over the months and years to come.”

Stephens Scown has over 300 staff, including more than 50 partners, across its offices in Exeter, Truro and St Austell. It is the highest ranking law firm from the South West in the Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For. Stephens Scown is also the first large law firm to become employee owned.