Stephens Scown hosts MP at CLA seminar


Change in the countryside, policy and politics will be the theme for a CLA breakfast seminar at the Royal Cornwall Show being supported by regional legal firm Stephens Scown next week.

The rural services team at Stephens Scown is joining forces with the CLA, the rural economy experts, to host guest speaker Nick Herbert MP at the event at 8.30 am in the CLA marquee on Thursday June 4.

Attendees will have the opportunity to hear and question the Shadow Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs about his vision of the issues and challenges facing rural Britain and the South West in particular.

Representatives from Stephens Scown’s rural team, which has offices in Exeter, Truro and St Austell, will be at the breakfast seminar to offer help and advice to CLA members.  

Richard Baker, leader of the rural services team at Stephens Scown in Cornwall, said: “There has never been a more important time for the rural economy in the South West and this is a fantastic opportunity for people living and working in the region to find out more about the Conservatives’ policy ideas for the countryside.

“There are a number of current legal issues which will undoubtedly have a huge impact on landowners and it will be good to hear the opposition party’s views on them. Our team will also be available at the show to answer questions and provide legal advice for the rural community.” 

John Mortimer, south west regional director for the CLA added: “We are extremely grateful to CLA professional member, Stephens Scown for its support of this prestigious event. Rural communities feel that they have fallen off the edge of the policy scale because their aspirations for jobs, housing, transport, services and leisure – even for access to communications technology – are similar to those of their urban counterparts and yet these needs are simply not being met. This will be a real opportunity for the Shadow Secretary of State to explain how he intends to restore the benefits of economic growth to our rural areas.”

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