Law firm takes to food & drink


A new team of specialist lawyers is being set up to service the legal needs of Cornwall’s food and drink industry.

Cornish firm Stephens Scown has taken the step of creating the sector-specific group to improve the level of service for clients by sharing knowledge, connections and experience across its offices in Truro and St Austell.

The team will be headed up by Associate Simon Gawler and will give legal advice on a range of business and personal matters. This includes setting up business structures, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, as well as dealing with commercial contracts, disputes, debt recovery, employment law, immigration, insolvency, property and planning.

He said: “For us it’s about providing the very best service we can. I believe that we offer something different. We take the time to get to know our clients without them having to pay for the privilege and we understand the issues they face. It means that we can pool our knowledge and experience and be more proactive coming up with ways to help.”