Stephens Scown LLP

Litigation Department

South West
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What the team is known for Active in assisting clients with contractual disagreements, as well as professional negligence, defamation and financial disputes. Also advises on shareholder disagreements and a variety of recovery actions. Handles litigation across a range of sectors, including mining, healthcare and food and drink. Clients include corporations and private individuals.

Strengths"Stephens Scown engages exceptionally well with its clients and other professionals," says one source.

Another interviewee says: "Everything is prepared and organised in a way that no stone is left unturned."

Work highlights Represented Cedar Homes in a dispute regarding the purported sale of high-value orchestral instruments. The agreement was repudiated and recovery of monies was sought, with the corporate veil being pierced and personal liability alleged against the company owner.

Notable practitioners


Catherine Mathews
heads the dispute resolution team in Exeter and is experienced in handling business contract disputes and professional negligence cases, among other complex matters. Clients appreciate that she provides "very sound and rational advice covering a number of options."