Local law firms in Legal 500


A number of Cornish law firms have been named in the Legal 500, the definitive national guide to the legal profession.

Stephens Scown, which is described as a ‘regional heavyweight’, “rates highly even compared to London firms” for its work in the corporate and commercial sector, while there are also mentions for Murrell Ashworth and Follett Stock, where Penny Paddle displays “an exceptional understanding” of client needs.

In the commercial litigation category, Foot Anstey’s David Turner is “highly rated” and “never misses a point”, while Follett Stock’ s “impressive” Sarah Dell provides a “clear strategy and realistic goals”, and team head Chris Lingard is also recommended. There are also further mentions for Stephens Scown, which, the guide says, attracts high praise from clients.

In banking and finance, Foot Anstey is said to “deal effectively with sensitive situations” while Stephens Scown’s insolvency and corporate recovery team is praised for its “experience”.

Follett Stock’s employment law team is described as “first rate”, while Stephens Scown also receives an honourable mention.

Stephens Scown is “highly recommended” for its work in the energy sector, while Katie Ashworth’s team at Murrell Ashworth is also highlighted.

Follett Stock’ s Richard Scrase is noted for his public law litigation work, while the Legal 500 says Foot Anstey provides an “excellent level of service” to clients such as Cornwall Council, with Mark Chanter described as “confident and honest”.

Follett Stock and Stephens Scown are also mentioned for their work in the commercial property sector in Cornwall, and again in property litigation.

Follett Stock’s Lucy Morgan is recommended for her work in concerns of intellectual property.

Other Cornish law firms to be acknowledged in the Legal 500 include Falmouth-based practice Preston Goldburn’s clinical negligence team, while Coodes’ Richard Pollock is described as “warm, friendly, and professional” for his work in personal tax, trusts and probate issues.




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