We are delighted to announce the exciting news of our plans to expand eastwards with the launch of a new office in Somerset, supporting our firm’s strategic growth into the Greater South West.
Expanding beyond our current strongholds of Cornwall and Devon, Stephens Scown has announced that from 1 July, we will also be operating out of a new office in Somerset. Taking over the lease of a spacious open plan office across one floor of Bonville House in the thriving Blackbrook Business Park in Taunton, this move is in large part thanks to the successful development of our professional and client relationships in the Somerset marketplace over the past 12 months.
Managing Partner, Richard Baker explains the thinking behind the decision: “As the region’s only B Corp™ Certified and employee-owned law firm, we believe we have much to offer businesses and individuals in Somerset and the Greater South West.”
“Our people are passionate about the sectors and clients they work with and devote time and energy to developing a deeper understanding of their challenges and aspirations, whether supporting the future plans of a multi-generational farming family or boosting business growth for a tech start-up. For our clients, we are seen as more than just lawyers, we are trusted advisors and part of their community and we look forward to meeting up with existing and new contacts as we embed ourselves further into the Somerset business community.”
Already with a number of key personnel based in Somerset, the Firm will be looking to recruit further. Stephen Wray, who has been leading Stephens Scown’s Somerset development plans since joining the firm in 2021, says: “We will be building on our existing cohort of people known in the local market, including Alistair Tudor who joined us from Somerset Chamber, Ellie Hibberd, Tom Chartres-Moore, Amy Ralston, Helen Wallwork and Simon Morris, as well as introducing some exciting new people to the organisation to further add breadth and depth to our offering.”
Located in Bonville House in the thriving Blackbrook Business Park in Taunton, and with parking on site, BLOCK Workspace provides the perfect location for Stephens Scown’s Somerset base, conveniently located just off Junction 25 of the M5. As a B Corp™, it was also important to support the Firm’s journey to Net Zero by 2025 that BLOCK offered a sustainable working solution. Carbon neutral, BLOCK has worked with sustainability consultants to continually find ways to be as green as possible and improve its eco credentials across every aspect of the business