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Stevens & Bolton LLP

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Managing Associate, specialising in general commercial, contract, ecommerce, data protection, IT and intellectual property law for businesses and individuals


Trained: Macfarlanes LLP, qualified September 2009

Current: Managing Associate, Stevens & Bolton LLP (Feb 2016 – present)

Charles trained at Macfarlanes LLP and qualified in 2009, where he continued to work as an associate in the Commercial team until joining Stevens & Bolton in February 2016. For much of his career Charles has focused on the technology and sports sectors, advising a number of different clients in these spaces. On the technology side, Charles has historically focused on technology outsourcing (acting on both buy and sell side, for regulated and unregulated clients), and has spent time on secondment to both Hermes Fund Managers and, more recently, Belron International, where he advised in connection with a range of different technology matters and a large-scale GDPR implementation exercise. In the sporting world, Charles has acted for clubs, teams, unions, sponsors, agencies and player management companies, predominantly in motorsport, football, rugby and golf, and leads the Stevens & Bolton LLP sports practice alongside Tom Lingard. Charles also spent a year on secondment to Nike, based in the Netherlands. Charles is regularly recognised for his work in leading legal directories, and is regarded as a Next Generation Lawyer in the 2017 edition of The Legal 500


Legal Practice Course – Pass with Distinction

Bristol Institute of Legal Practice, 2005-2006

Common Professional Examination (GDL) – Pass with Merit

Bristol Institute of Legal Practice, 2004-2005


Degree – BA History (Hons), 2:1

Cardiff University

Lawyer Rankings

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

(Rising stars)

Charles MauriceStevens & Bolton LLP

Stevens & Bolton LLP is home to one of the region’s largest IT teams that serves clients from a wide range of sectors. The firm maintains strong links with the University of Surrey’s technology incubator, giving it a notable presence in the start-up and emerging technologies sector. Beverley Whittaker heads the team and has significant expertise in IT contracts, while managing associate Charles Maurice is also a key member of the team.

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

Advising on commercial and IP matters, the team at Stevens & Bolton LLP act for a wide range of sports clients, including high-profile sports clubs, agencies, and events organisers. Charles Maurice is the key contact for sports clients seeking commercial advice, and acts for some of the firm’s most high-profile clients. On the IP side, Tom Lingard takes the lead, and has strong experience in litigation as a solicitor-advocate.

London > TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > IT and telecoms

Stevens & Bolton LLP‘s Guildford-based group has a client roster, which ranges from start-ups to established technology companies and also includes businesses which utilise technology. Practice head Beverley Whittaker has experience handling IT contracts for outsourced services, cloud arrangements and software development and licensing matters, while Gary Parnell excels in the IT and insurance sectors. Other names to note include Beverley Flynn, who leads the data protection practice; IP expert Tom Lingard and litigator Michael Frisby. Managing associate Charles Maurice, who combines IT and IP expertise, has notable outsourcing expertise.