Beverley Whittaker > Stevens & Bolton LLP > Guildford, England > Lawyer Profile

Stevens & Bolton LLP

Work Department

Commercial, outsourcing and IT.


Partner handling commercial contracts and advice. Principal contract areas are IT; outsourcing; manufacturing; agency and distribution; promotion/marketing. Principal advisory areas are data protection and advertising regulation. Also involved in client training programmes.


Trained Ladbroke Group Plc; qualified 1985; assistant solicitor Lovells 1985-94 and 1996-99; solicitor at Mercury Communications Ltd 1995-96; Stevens & Bolton LLP 2000; partner 2000.


Society for Computers and Law; Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply


Cheadle Grammar School; Manchester University (1982 LLB); Chester College of Law.


Walking, films, family.

Lawyer Rankings

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

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 > Corporate and commercial > Corporate and commercial: Kent, Surrey, Sussex

Stevens & Bolton LLP, which is considered ‘pre-eminent‘ in the market, can mobilise large, multi-disciplinary teams that provide expertise in areas from tax to competition issues. Its clients range from owner-managed to private equity and international businesses. James Waddell heads the corporate offering, while Beverley Whittaker leads on the commercial side. Richard Baxter is experienced in mergers, acquisitions, corporate restructurings and fundraisings, while Keith Syson‘s expertise lies in company law.

London > Corporate and commercial > Commercial contracts

Stevens & Bolton LLP has particular experience in the retail, food and drink, travel, life sciences and utilities sectors. In addition, the firm has expertise in technology-related issues and agreements. Beverley Whittaker leads the practice and works on a range of contracts, including procurement, supply of services, commercial and marketing arrangements.

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.