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Thoughts, news and life lessons I've learnt.

Founder Life
August 8, 2022

Founded in 2017, Stephenson Law is on a mission to support fast-growth businesses from idea to exit. And yet, our mission goes further than that. As a firm founded within an industry renowned for its jargon, stuffiness, and expense, the business is driven to empower lawyers to challenge the status quo – bettering the industry in the process.

Founder Life
August 1, 2022

Starting a law firm can feel overwhelming when trying to navigate all the different aspects you need to think about and knowing where to find the support you need, so it’s easy to put it off for another day…year…decade.

Founder Life
July 25, 2022

Research has found that people with tattoos are no less likely to be employed than those without ink and that average earnings are the same for both groups. However, as a heavily tattooed lawyer in the U.K., this doesn’t reflect my experience of how tattoos are viewed in the legal industry, and I know I’m not alone.

Law firm life
July 21, 2022

The legal profession is old-fashioned, outdated and creaking under the weight of conservative traditions. According to the IBA Young Lawyers report, 20% of young lawyers want to leave the profession entirely, while a census wide report indicates 39% of law firm partners are eager to found their own firms. The writing's on the wall: It's a profession crying out for change.

Law firm life
July 20, 2022

Directors are subject to a fiduciary duty to act in the way they consider, in good faith, would be most likely to promote the success of the company for the benefit of its members as a whole. But how do we define success? Whilst success will generally mean a long-term increase in value, fundamentally, it is up to each director to decide, in good faith, whether it is appropriate for the company to take a particular course of action.

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