Stokes Partners expands business legal services with appointment of experienced solicitor Craig Oliver

Stokes Partners LLP, the Crewkerne-based niche law firm which provides specialist business and personal legal services, has appointed experienced solicitor Craig Oliver, 45, to lead its growing company and commercial department.

Craig Oliver started his career as a solicitor in Somerset in the early 1990s. After working in Exeter and most recently in central London and the City of London, he has happily travelled full circle and is now returning to Somerset 20 years later.

Brendan Pang, managing partner at Stokes Partners, said: “Before focusing on corporate and commercial work, Craig specialised in commercial litigation, building on his Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) from Exeter University.”

He added: “Craig’s rounded business experience means that he truly sees legal issues from the eyes of business leaders. This should be of enormous benefit to our corporate and commercial clients.”

Craig Oliver said: “I am delighted to have joined Stokes at an exciting time for the firm. Stokes deservedly has an excellent reputation both locally and nationally for getting the deal done – attracting clients from London on the back of that reputation. I look forward to helping to develop the firm’s standing even further.”