Stephens Scown has been ranked in the prestigious Chambers and Partners High Net Worth Guide for our private wealth expertise.

The Chambers and Partners High Net Worth Guide is based on feedback from clients and other specialist industry professionals. Our private client and inheritance and trust disputes teams are praised in the new guide, which has just been published. Stephens Scown is described by a client as “one of the absolutely top firms in the South West”.

Private client partners Phil Reed and Graham Murdoch retained their Band 1 status in the guide, with both being praised by clients for their expertise and thorough approach.

Charisse Crawford, partner and head of our inheritance and trust disputes team has retained her band 2 ranking, after being listed in the guide for the first time last year. She is described by a client as a “formidable litigator who works incredibly hard and is unbelievably thorough”.

Charisse recently acted for Sally Challen in a high profile case before the High Court and was recognised as ‘Lawyer of the Week’ by The Times.

Georgia Wookey, a solicitor in the inheritance and trust disputes team is featured in the guide for the first time as “one to watch”. Georgia was part of the team that secured a settlement in excess of £1 million for Lucy Habberfield, in a dispute over the inheritance of the family farm.

Stephens Scown’s managing partner Richard Baker commented: “Our private client and inheritance disputes specialists work in very complex areas of law. Their legal expertise is matched by their efforts to support clients during incredibly stressful and emotional situations. The recognition by Chambers and Partners means a lot because it is based on feedback from clients.”

If you are a high net worth individual and would like to discuss private wealth, or are looking for assistance with an inheritance and trust dispute, please get in touch.