Tom Collins > Stevens & Bolton LLP > Guildford, England > Lawyer Profile

Stevens & Bolton LLP

Work Department

Intellectual property


Senior Associate advising businesses and individuals on the full spectrum of intellectual property matters, with a particular focus on infringement and ownership disputes, IP licensing and acquisitions and IP protection strategies. Also Co-head of Sport advising a number of high-profile sports clubs, organisations and athletes.

Lawyer Rankings

South East > TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Sport

(Rising stars)

Tom CollinsStevens & Bolton LLP

Stevens & Bolton LLP‘s client roster features significant athletes, professional clubs, organisations, as well as industry stakeholders. The ‘outstanding’  Charles Maurice is particularly well-versed on the regulatory side of football club acquisitions and disposals, and he co-leads the department alongside Tom Collins. Tom Lingard is a seasoned litigator who has represented clients before all levels of the UK courts. All of the individuals that have been mentioned are located in Guildford.

South East > TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Intellectual property

(Rising stars)

Tom Collins  – Stevens & Bolton LLP

Stevens & Bolton LLP is well-equipped to handle contentious brand protection and enforcement matters, and on the non-contentious side, supports clients with franchising, licensing, and transactions. Head of the team Tom Lingard is routinely sought out by high-profile clients including Brighton & Hove Albion FC, Kia Motors, and Samsung, while Charlotte Tillett often handles pharmaceutical patent litigation. Elaine O’Hare has expertise in breach of confidence and trade secrets, whereas Tom Collins has recently been advising a digital gaming franchise on brand protection. All of the individuals that have been mentioned are located in Guilford.

South East > TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Media and entertainment

With knowledge of the fashion, food and drink, gaming, sport as well as the technology and media sectors, Stevens & Bolton LLP represents a range of clients including digital entrepreneurs, SMEs, and startups. Tom Lingard leads the team and he caters to significant names in the automotive sector, while Elaine O’Hare and Tom Collins are noted for their expertise in IP. All of the individuals that have been mentioned are located in Guildford.

London > TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Intellectual property: patents (contentious and non-contentious)

Stevens & Bolton LLP is notably experienced in patent licensing, working across numerous sectors including life sciences, technology, and consumer and luxury goods. Tom Lingard leads the ‘professional’ and ‘responsive’ practice; he is well-versed in handling patent matters in the technology, media, manufacturing and sport sectors, while Charlotte Tillett strengthens the team with her expertise in the life sciences sector. Senior associate Tom Collins is also recommended.