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.
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.
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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
Founder & CEO
Chief Client Officer
Senior Solicitor & Head of Scaleups
Senior Solicitor & Head of Enterprise
Legal Support Manager
“Good Energy has been delighted to work with Stephenson Law for the past year – we couldn’t ask for better legal partners. From tech and IT contracts to drafting NDAs and sponsorship agreements, the team can handle our day to day legal needs. Highly recommended.”
“Stephenson Law provide maternity cover for our Group Legal Director - Data & Technology. We explored several options for the cover but concluded that SL’s flexible and personable approach was the best option for us. They were quickly able to integrate themselves into the team and get to grips with some key strategic matters. I would have no hesitation recommending SL to anyone looking for maternity cover.”
"Stephenson Law is commercially astute, responsive and a pleasure to work with. I’d have no hesitation in recommending them for any technology commercial matters."
"I knew very quickly that Stephenson Law was the legal company to support my business: they were approachable and talked in a language I could understand."
"As a start-up, finding good legal support is tough: you don’t feel like the big firms really listen to your needs. Stephenson Law solved this problem for us. I would recommend them to any start-up."
"Stephenson Law immediately submersed themselves in our business as an extension of our internal EMEA legal team. They worked incredibly hard and acted as true business partners."
"Stephenson Law's advice was both thorough and timely, and they remained professional and friendly throughout. I would recommend them to any growing business."
"Stephenson Law stepped into the breach when we needed a specialist tech and data protection lawyer to negotiate a key customer contract. They were fab; the rest is history."
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In our latest guide we explore the practical elements that need to be considered before you dish up.
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