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Charlotte Tillett

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Stevens & Bolton LLP

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Intellectual Property and Life Sciences


Partner in the IP practice and head of Life Sciences. Charlotte advises clients on the protection and exploitation of the full range of IP rights. She regularly handles IP licensing, joint development agreements, IP restructuring and transactional work. Her experience on contentious matters includes pharmaceutical patent litigation, trade mark and passing off disputes, copyright and designs litigation as well as actions involving breach of confidence and defamation. Charlotte has a particular interest in life sciences, and her technical background has assisted her with work in this sector over the past 10 years.


Studied Physiological Sciences at Oxford University before joining Herbert Smith, where she trained and then qualified in 2005 and subsequently awarded a Post-Graduate Diploma in Intellectual Property Law and Practice. Joined Stevens & Bolton LLP in 2008 and became partner in 2016.


Member of the AIPPI, INTA, TIPLO, BIA and ABPI.


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London: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

Brand management

Within: Brand management

Stevens & Bolton LLP  provides 'superb legal services', with expertise across a the full spectrum of IP, brand management and commercial matters, ranging from trade mark registration, protection and enforcement matters to online monitoring, licensing and franchising. Tom Lingard heads the IP group; other noted team members are Charlotte Tillett for joint development agreements, licensing and contentious IP, and Nicola Broadhurst for licensing brands through franchising. Associate Elaine O'Hare continues to be active in trade mark infringement disputes, particularly in the fashion and retail sector.

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Intellectual property

Within: Intellectual property

The 'approachable, pragmatic and commercially-aware' Guildford-based practice at Stevens & Bolton LLP acts for national and multinational companies and start-ups, with particular expertise in the technology and life sciences sectors. The team handles a range of contentious and non-contentious matters spanning all IP rights. 'Outstanding lawyer' Tom Lingard heads up the practice and focuses on contentious work, while the 'bright and sparky, and very able' Charlotte Tillett handles issues in the life sciences sector. Senior associate Elaine O'Hare is a name to note for brand management work in the fashion and retail sectors.

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Pharmaceuticals and biotechnology

Within: Pharmaceuticals and biotechnology

Charlotte Tillett heads the Guildford-based Stevens & Bolton LLP team whose core work for life sciences clients encompasses IP, regulatory, commercial and competition matters. Tillett, who has a science background, leads on much of the IP commercialisation work including licensing, joint development agreements and IP restructuring.  Michael Frisby handles the litigation, arbitration and ADR work and Beverley Flynn undertakes commercial work on an array of contracts as well as data protection issues. Gustaf Duhs has expertise in competition, EU Law and regulatory issues in the life sciences sector.

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South East: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

Intellectual property

Within: Next Generation Partners

Charlotte Tillett - Stevens & Bolton LLP

Within: Intellectual property

Stevens & Bolton LLP provides clients with a full service in IP matters, and is particularly notable within the region for the range of its client roster. The firm is also distinguished by its life sciences and technology offerings, which include patent and know-how licencing work. Practice head Tom Lingard focuses primarily on contentious work, along with complex licencing, while other key names at the practice include Charlotte Tillett and senior associate Elaine O'Hare.

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