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Stephen Scully

Associate Solicitor Advocate - Criminal Law and Motoring Offences


Stephen's Teams

Agriculture, Criminal Law, Motoring Offences, Environmental Law


Profile/Experience

Stephen is a Solicitor Advocate based at the Shrewsbury offices. He qualified as a solicitor in 2001 and joined Lanyon Bowdler in 2008.

A highly experienced duty solicitor, Stephen regularly appears at local Youth, Magistrates’ and Crown Courts in addition to representing clients at police stations for a wide spectrum of offences.

Stephen covers all aspects of criminal law ranging from summary to indictable only offences, and has been handling motoring offences since he qualified as a solicitor.

He has particular expertise in dealing with youth matters and has helped develop a niche motoring law department within the firm. Stephen provides regular criminal and motoring law updates for the Lanyon Bowdler blog.

Stephen has previously received the national Criminal Lawyers' Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year Award, presented by Cherie Blair, who commented that she was deeply moved by letters of support that Stephen had received in recognition of his work.

Legal 500 Recommendation

The 2021 edition of The Legal 500 recognises Stephen as a Recommended Lawyer and a Rising Star. It states that 'Stephen Scully is a known name for his work on motoring offences.' The previous edition describes Stephen as 'a passionate lawyer who cares immensely about his clients.'

Client Testimonials

Hannah Giddins from Witney, Oxfordshire, has this to say about Stephen:

"Steve was great throughout the whole process, from the minute I met him at the police station to the court hearing. He was very helpful, supportive and understanding. He answered all of my questions and explained the law to me in detail so we could work out how to proceed with my case. I would highly recommend him and Lanyon Bowdler to anyone else needing a solicitor."

E Cairney from Hereford:

"The whole experience from start to finish from Stephen and his team at Lanyon Bowdler was very professional and straightforward, nothing was over complicated thoughout the process, and the end result could have not been better. I found in Stephen an understanding on how the law worked and his passion for his chosen profession showed."

DB from Bridgnorth:

"I just wanted to thank you again for yesterday, you are a very calming influence. It was a good result but even if it hadn’t have gone so well I would still be as grateful because I really felt like we were in very safe hands."

Another client says: 

"Stephen was exceptional and it has been very easy to deal with this case thanks to his communications. He made an excellent case for me today and I am in no doubt that without his representation I would not have received the pleasing result that was reached today by the magistrates. Many many thanks."

 

 

Client Testimonials

I am extremely grateful to Stephen in the way in which he handled my case and represented me at court.

- A A, Shrewsbury

Very, very good. You couldn't give me a better person than Stephen Scully.

- J L, Shrewsbury

Thank you to Stephen Scully for helping me in the worst moments. He used humour to keep me uplifted, never got fed up with the millions of questions I asked, and ultimately helped me win the case.

- Ms P Ryder, Shrewsbury

I decided to call Lanyon Bowdler as they were local to me. Stephen rang me back immediately, told me how to dis-instruct my previous solicitor. I found him very approachable from the start, easy to talk to, he explained exactly what was happening without confusion and gave me a realistic outcome which gave me every confidence in him.

- R E, Herefordshire

Stephen was no nonsense, did not offer silly promises, kept my anxiety levels low in court and got me a very good outcome. Extremely good value for money. Thank you Stephen.

- R E, Herefordshire

I was extremely impressed with Mr Scully's hardwork from start to finish. An amazing solicitor, friendly, very knowledgeable, and created a good rapport with my autistic son, putting him at ease. With Steve's expertise we managed to win our case. 

- Mr Nathan James Lutton, Shrewsbury

I wish to record that the professional help and advice  I received from Lanyon Bowdler has been absolutely outstanding. It was due to the  personal “one to one”  interaction  I received  from Stephen Sculley who helped me beyond words. He made  himself available both in and out office hours responding to my phone messages, texts and e-mails almost by return, thus reducing potential stress and anxiety. My particular case was not straight forward but the final outcome , which I was more than satisfied with,  was only down to what Stephen advised me and how he dealt with and approached the situation on the day. Only a highly experienced lawyer could deal with this as he did. I would have no hesitation in recommending this company for any legal advice/assistance.

- DLT, Shrewsbury

Overall this process has been a long one, but I've had nothing but help and support from Lanyon Bowdler. I've had support, help and advice all the way through. I've been kept informed throughout and supported when needed. I would highly recommend Lanyon Bowdler. Thank you so much for all of the hard work and support. We finally got to the end and I'm so pleased with the outcome.

- H Mortimer, Telford.

Stephen Scully was fantastic. I could not of hoped for a better professional. 

- Mr David Antony Jones, Shrewsbury

Professional and friendly service from Lanyon Bowdler and Stephen in particular, excellent support throughout.

- A.Vann-Aston, West Midlands.

Thank you for doing such a great job for me in court today Stephen. I will take the time to express mine and Keighlys gratitude for the excellent outcome you secured for me from the magistrates, we can't thank you enough.

- Steven Charles Simpson, Shrewsbury

How nice everyone is and helpful. You helped me so much with the stress I went through with this ordeal.

- Mr Stuart Coulson, Shrewsbury

Case Studies

10 Sep 2018

Success in Overturning Disqualification from Driving

I recently represented a client, AB, who had received a court summons for speeding. Normally, this would be a straigh...

20 Aug 2021

Misreading Information Causes Disqualification from Driving

Lanyon Bowdler represented a client, AB, who had received a court summons for speeding. Normally, this would be...