Law firm launches marine team

Verity Slater with Pete Goss at the launch of Stephens Scown's marine team

A leading Cornish law firm has launched a marine sector team designed to support the region’s buoyant marine companies.

The marine sector contributes £500 million to Cornwall’s economy and accounts for one in seven UK marine jobs.

The team was officially ‘launched’ yesterday (April 13) at an event at Mylor Yacht Club.

Verity Slater, head of marine at Stephens Scown, said: “The marine industry is an integral part of Cornwall’s identity and heritage.

“It’s also an important source of employment and a driver of economic growth in the region – which is why we wanted to bring our skills together from within the firm to ensure that we’re providing the bespoke and tailored services that the sector needs.”

Pete Goss MBE, who has sailed more than 250,000 nautical miles, was at the launch to lend his support. He said: “I was delighted to be asked to come to Stephens Scown’s marine sector launch.  It’s great to see a firm consciously supporting the sector which is so important in Cornwall in particular.”