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Stephen Rockhill

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Stevens & Bolton LLP

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Real estate – construction and engineering.


Partner and head of non-contentious construction and engineering, dealing with commercial and private clients on complex commercial and high-end residential projects. He is often involved at the commencement of a project, advising on project risk and procurement. Provides 'live project' advice.


Trained Charles Russell LLP; qualified 2003; partner 2012; Stevens & Bolton 2015 to date.




Society of Construction Law, Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers


Salesian College, Chertsey, Guildford; Technical College, Polytechnic of the South Bank (BSc (Hons) Environmental Engineering); King's College London (MSc Construction Law and Arbitration); Kingston University (PGDL); College of Law, Guildford (LPC).


Cycling, walking, theatre music, cooking

London: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

Pharmaceuticals and biotechnology

Within: Pharmaceuticals and biotechnology

Stevens & Bolton LLP's multi-disciplined practice covers IP, commercial, competition and disputes matters. Charlotte Tillett leads the team and has extensive experience in both contentious and non-contentious intellectual property matters. Tom Lingard heads the IP team and is also heavily involved in this sector. Michael Frisby is an expert in life sciences-related disputes, both litigation and arbitration. Commercial lawyer Beverley Flynn advised SecurMed UK on its arrangement with Arvato Systems to establish a medicines verification system for the prescription and supply of medicines in the UK. Construction specialist Stephen Rockhill assisted Institute for Cancer Research with the documentation behind the construction of a new laboratory. Also recommended is competition expert Gustaf Duhs, who worked with the British Generic Manufacturers Association on its application to intervene in the case where the Competition Market Authority fined Pfizer and Flynn for hiking prices of drugs supplied to the NHS.

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South East: Real estate


Within: Leading individuals

Stephen Rockhill - Stevens & Bolton LLP

Within: Construction

Stevens & Bolton LLP fields an 'excellent' team of construction specialists that provide advice that is 'second to none'. Clients single out practice head Stephen Rockhill his training as a chartered engineer, giving him 'a unique ability in drafting and negotiating contract and warranty documents, as well as an unrivalled understanding of the practicalities of the construction process'. His track record covers contentious and non-contentious procurement and contractual construction matters. Other key figures include Michael Frisby, who handles disputes in a range of sectors including manufacturing, IT and insurance; Claire Perry, who handles a wide range of contentious and non-contentious matters; and Kimberley Eyssell, who joined in 2017 from Kennedys and who has notable expertise rail-related disputes. Eyssell recently acted for Michael J Lonsdale in a series of adjudications concerning sums due to a sub-consultant, and represented specialist cladding sub-contractor Century Facades in a dispute against Vision Homes. On the non-contentious side Rockhill is advising the Institute for Cancer Research on a large laboratory at its Sutton site, which involved ensuring the construction documentation took into account issues the client had experienced on previous projects. Ben Willis joined the team in 2018 from Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP.

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