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A leading South West law firm has performed strongly in national independent guide to the legal profession, Chambers 2016, with several teams and individual lawyers achieving band 1 status.

Stephens Scown LLP achieved band 1 rankings across four practice areas: family law, corporate M&A, agriculture, and private client.

The firm’s “fantastic” family law team, widely regarded as the best in Devon and Cornwall, has retained its number one status, and once again partner Liz Allen has been placed in the individual band 1 rankings.

The corporate M&A team’s band 1 ranking now applies to the whole of the South West region, and three lawyers have achieved “leading individual” status.

Overall, Stephens Scown has 29 lawyers ranked as leading individuals, up from 28 last year. This includes five individuals with a band 1 ranking.  In addition to Liz Allen, they are: Richard Baker (agriculture), Susie Murray (agriculture) and Graham Murdoch (private client).

Several individuals were ranked for the first time this year, including corporate partner Christian Wilson in band 2.

The Chambers guide is particularly highly regarded in the legal profession because of the emphasis it places on feedback from clients.

Robert Camp, Stephens Scown’s managing partner, said: “Chambers is a valuable and influential guide because it is built around what clients say.  We are very pleased to have achieved strong results once again this year, reflecting the emphasis that we place on client service.  The results are the fruit of all the hard work from our teams across the firm who are completely focused on the needs of clients.”