Lawyer boosts rural team

Sonya Bedford

A senior agricultural and commercial property lawyer has joined Stephens Scown, boosting the legal firm’s expertise in the rural sector.

Sonya Bedford takes up the position of associate and is experienced in advising landowners and developers on all aspects of property law.

Before joining Stephens Scown, Bedford spent nearly nine years with Osborne Clarke in Bristol. She is a member of the Agricultural Law Association, a professional member of the Country Land & Business Association and member of Women in Property.

She will help to further develop Stephen Scown’s specialist rural services team in Devon and Cornwall and has considerable experience in the acquisition, disposal and management of farms and estates, property development, land use and sustainable construction and regeneration and property finance.

She said: “I’m really looking forward with clients in the rural sector across Devon and Cornwall. My appointment with the firm, working as part of the expanding rural team, is a great opportunity for me to develop my skills and help further grow the first-class service that Stephens Scown offers its clients.”