Promotions at law firm

Newly promoted partners at Stephens Scown, Sarah Bell (family children), Anna Garde-Evans (inheritance and trust disputes), Lisa Mulholland (immigration) and Sarah-Jane Williams-Cole (planning).

Leading south west law firm, Stephens Scown LLP, has recognised the experience and expertise of 15 of its legal advisors in the firm’s latest round of promotions across a range of specialist legal services.

Having confirmed its commitment to balancing the needs of people, planet and profit as the first south west law firm to successfully gain B Corp Certification at the end of 2022, Stephens Scown has announced four promotions to partner, three to senior associate and eight to associate level.

Managing partner, Richard Baker, said: “Our people are at the heart of our business, and play an integral role in the success we are able to achieve together as an employee-owned business.

“I am thrilled to be able to recognise the hard work and development of no fewer than 15 talented individuals in the latest round of promotions and reward them for the difference they make to their clients, their teams and to the wider firm.”

Individuals promoted to partner include Sarah Bell, who heads up the specialist family children team in Stephens Scown’s Truro office, Anna Garde-Evans, a specialist in contentious probate matters in the inheritance and trust and disputes team, specialist immigration lawyer, Lisa Mulholland, who helps private and corporate clients to navigate the complex and ever-changing immigration system in the UK, and Sarah-Jane Williams-Cole, who undertakes work in a range of planning matters and heads up the infrastructure specialist team in the firm’s planning team.

Also rising up the ranks are inheritance and trust disputes solicitor, Eve Hebbron, corporate and commercial lawyer, Jade Kent, who specialises in the healthcare sector, and Hazel Sanders, a chartered legal executive and member of the HRExpress team, which provides clients with advice on a wide variety of HR and employment matters.

Meanwhile, eight individuals have been promoted to associate level, including Anthony Booth in the firm’s real estate development team, Sam Dunstan (commercial real estate), Benitia Knowles-Wright (family finance), Carrianne Matta (employment), Lucy Peters (property litigation), Becky Pickford (intellectual property), Amy Ralston (intellectual property), and corporate lawyer Dave Robbins, who is also a trustee for the firm’s employee ownership trust.