An alternative law firm

At Stephenson Law we work with fast-growth, entrepreneurial businesses to provide strategic advice and support on day-to-day matters. You won’t find us using legal jargon or sitting on the fence; we are responsive and straightforward. We’ll always tell you what we think in plain English.

We understand the challenges that young, ambitious businesses face because we are one. And we know what established teams are looking for because we’ve been there. Whatever your set up, our lawyers quickly integrate and build relationships with your team—no hand-holding required.

From start-ups to in-house legal, procurement and privacy teams, we’re here to help. Our flexible retainer service and transparent approach to pricing means you can access the services you need without worrying about the cost.

How we work

Our mission is simple: we want to protect your business and support its growth.


We provide excellent, straightforward, commercially-focused legal advice.


We work hard to understand your business to help you achieve your goals.


We are flexible to work with because a good law firm should adapt to your requirements.


We always act in your best interests and with the utmost integrity.


We are full of ideas and are always looking for creative ways to make our work better.


We love what we do. Simple.

What we do

From start-ups, to entrepreneurial businesses, to established in-house teams, we provide common sense support to our clients.

We take a balanced, open-minded approach to risks and give you positive, carefully-considered suggestions to drive your business forward.

We help with a wide range of contracts, including:

  • Advertising, marketing and sponsorship
  • Outsourcing
  • E-commerce
  • Collaboration, joint ventures and partnerships
  • Agency and distribution
  • Terms of business

Data is at the heart of every business and we can help you implement best practice, reduce and manage risk, and comply with the law.

We can help with:

  • Data protection audits
  • GDPR compliance
  • Cross-border data transfers
  • Data security, breaches and notification
  • Data privacy notices

We help you manage risks and protect your investments in technology, whether you are providing or procuring it.

We work with clients in the following areas:

  • Software development agreements
  • Software licences
  • IT outsourcing
  • Managed services
  • Service level agreements
  • SaaS, IaaS and PaaS
  • Cloud solutions

We can help you set up and manage the structure of your business, including formation, governance and funding, as well as advising directors and shareholders on their rights and obligations.

Our corporate services include:

  • Shareholder agreements
  • Funding and investment
  • Acquisitions and mergers
  • Restructuring

We offer services for a range of financial transactions, including helping you secure investment, refinance existing debt or as part of a wider corporate transaction (such as asset sales or a company restructure).

We help our clients with:

  • Loan and credit agreements
  • Security arrangements and documentation
  • Priority, subordination and intercreditor arrangements and documentation
  • Project finance structuring and documentation

It’s vital to protect the intellectual property within your business and ensure it is fully exploited from the outset through licensing or other commercial deals.

Our services include:

  • Trademark registrations
  • Franchising arrangements
  • Licensing agreements

Meet the flock

Alice Stephenson

Founder & CEO

Michelle Correia

Chief Client Officer

Ed Boal

Senior Solicitor & Head of Scaleups

Brett Lambe

Senior Solicitor & Head of Enterprise

Becky Abercrombie

Trainee Solicitor

Laura French

Practice Manager

Hannah Gordon


Henry Beattie


Yuliya Prokopyshyn

Trainee Solicitor

Charlie Bestall

Marketing Manager

Nadia Venis

Legal Support Manager

Our clients

We work with a fantastic range of clients. Here is a snapshot of what they have to say about us.

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Get in touch

We’d love to talk about how we can help your business.

Contact us

T: 0117 244 0056

Ground Floor, 4 Colston Yard
Bristol, BS1 5BD

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