First founded in St Austell in 1938, our Firm has forged strong links with business and community networks in and around the town. While we are committed to delivering the same high level of client service for many years to come, we are currently in the process of reviewing our office requirements in response to changes in working practices, including increased remote working for our employees.
Due to changes in working practices, including the adoption of a hybrid working model and with the lease of our office at 1 High Cross Street coming to an end later this year, we are introducing new office arrangements in St Austell for clients and for employees, moving out of our current premises shortly and taking up serviced offices.
From January 2023, we will be able to host meetings with any clients wishing to meet with us in St Austell, at the prestigious St Austell Print development. In the meantime, we will be moving all our St Austell based colleagues across to our Truro office, while continuing to deliver the same high level of client care you have come to know, expect and trust from Stephens Scown.
This move will enable us to provide an optimum service to clients in the day-to-day work we undertake as we join our teams together for closer collaboration, while our new serviced offices will help to maintain the direct contact with clients in St Austell for anyone who needs or wants that facility.
Our Managing Partner, Richard Baker, says: “Over the last few years, our specialist legal teams have enjoyed the fruits of greater collaborative working by moving into our Truro office. Meanwhile, our new hybrid in-office / remote working model has helped us maintain client relationships while looking after the health and wellbeing of our people.
“We now look to combine the two and move more teams to Truro. This will enable us to provide an optimum service to clients in the day-to-day work we undertake, while our new serviced offices will help to maintain the direct contact with clients in St Austell for those clients that need or want that facility.”
The move is to make the best use of our office spaces and there is no plan to reduce our work or community support in the St Austell area. In addition, there are no redundancies planned as part of the proposed changes.