Exeter Living + Modern Law Awards

In a night where the leading South West law firm was shortlisted in six categories across regional and national awards, Stephens Scown has been recognised as the Best Legal Services provider at the Exeter Living Awards and was Highly Commended in the Client Care Award category at the Modern Law Awards.

At a glittering Exeter Living Awards on 7 March, where the firm was shortlisted in three categories – including Employer and Sustainability – the employee-owned and B Corp™ Certified law firm, Stephens Scown, was recognised as ‘An Exeter Powerhouse’, which has had an excellent year ‘underpinned by enhanced internal systems and a highly attentive approach to clients.’

A regional heavyweight law firm, Stephens Scown has built a successful strategy focusing on four key strategic pillars of client service, employee experience, one firm and organisational effectiveness. Managing Partner, Richard Baker, says: “We support clients through the most challenging of times, as well as giving our corporate and commercial clients the edge to help them thrive, so it is fantastic for our people to be recognised for their hard work and dedication to going above and beyond for our clients.”

The award was collected by Abigail Grace from the firm’s specialist Immigration team and Emily Smith from the firm’s Intellectual Property and Data Protection team. Emily said: “It was a thrilling evening and a fitting celebration of Exeter’s best businesses and organisations. Congratulations to all the finalists and winners on the night. While we were sorry not to win all three of our category nominations, AB Design and the EX2 Group were worthy winners of the Employer and Sustainability Awards respectively.”

Stephens Scown is also shortlisted for three awards at the Lexis Nexis Awards on 14 March in the categories of sustainability, wellbeing, and customer focus and Verity Slater, Board member, Partner in the firm’s Employment team and head of the firm’s B Corp™ champion group is up for ESG Champion (Private Practice) at the Legal 500 ESG Awards taking place on 24 April.