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Dispute Resolution Firm of the Year (outside London) at The Legal 500 UK Awards 2020

Stevens & Bolton has been named ‘Dispute Resolution Firm of the Year (outside London)’ at The Legal 500 UK Awards 2020. The Legal 500 is one of the leading directories to the UK legal profession and researches the most capable,...

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Deal news: sale of Prismatic to BAE Systems

Stevens & Bolton LLP has advised Hampshire based solar Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) experts Prismatic on its sale to BAE Systems. As experts in the design, manufacture and delivery of innovative, high value aerospace products and systems, Prismatic has...

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Legal Business: The S&B interview

Legal Business talks with Stevens & Bolton heads Richard Baxter and Richard King, in an interview featured in their October/November issue. To read a copy of the interview in full, see below. .article-image {display:none;}...

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Deal news: sale of BBS Consultants & Actuaries to Broadstone

Stevens & Bolton has advised the shareholders of BBS Consultants & Actuaries Limited (BBS) on its sale to Broadstone, one of the UK’s leading employee benefits and pensions consulting businesses. As a specialist firm of workplace pensions...

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Deal news: CANCOM SE acquisition of managed cloud provider Novosco

Stevens & Bolton LLP has advised CANCOM SE, one of the leading providers of IT infrastructure and services in Germany and Austria, on its acquisition of Belfast based managed services provider Novosco Group Limited The acquisition strengthens...

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Top ranked in 2020 UK edition of The Legal 500

The 2020 edition of The Legal 500 UK, the independent guide to law firms in the UK, has been published today and once again recognises Stevens & Bolton LLP as a regional heavyweight, being ranked as a "top-tier" firm in 19 practice areas and...

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James Lister named in 2019 Private Client Global Elite listing

Stevens & Bolton is delighted to announce that James Lister , partner and head of the firm’s contentious trusts and estates practice, has been named as ‘one to watch’ in the Private Client Global Elite listing for 2019. The listing,...

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Stevens & Bolton advises IT services company Acora on its acquisition of Plan-Net

Stevens & Bolton has advised Acora, an innovative, award winning IT services and technology company, on its acquisition of Plan-Net, the IT partner for legal, financial, media and other knowledge-based firms. The deal was backed by Barclays. With more...

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Stevens & Bolton's corporate team advises Rock Rail on new East Midlands Railway trains deal

Stevens & Bolton has advised Rock Rail, an investor-developer of rolling stock and other rail infrastructure, in relation to its equity investment, alongside Japan Infrastructure Initiative (JII), for the £400 million financing of new trains for...

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Private client team top ranked in Chambers HNW 2019

Stevens & Bolton LLP has once again been top ranked for private wealth law in the Chambers High Net Worth (HNW) directory, and recognised for a second year as “National Leaders outside London”. Independent and research-based, the Chambers...

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Stevens & Bolton names the halow project as its new corporate charity partner

Stevens & Bolton LLP is delighted to announce that the halow project , a Guildford-based charity, has been selected as the firm’s corporate charity for the next two years. The halow project, whose patron is Damon Hill OBE, provides...

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Stevens & Bolton advises mental health charity YoungMinds on new London headquarters

Stevens & Bolton has advised on the lease property work in relation to YoungMinds’ relocation to new London headquarters. This work was undertaken on a pro-bono basis. Being the UK’s leading charity championing the wellbeing and mental...

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Deal news: Sale of Trillium Systems Limited to ClearCourse Partnership LLP

Stevens & Bolton has advised the shareholders of Trillium Systems Limited on their sale to ClearCourse Partnership LLP, a partnership of innovative technology companies providing membership software to groups, organisations and small businesses. ...

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Two years supporting The Fountain Centre

A promises auction, a choir concert and a golf day were just some of the activities undertaken by Guildford-based law firm, Stevens & Bolton LLP, to help raise nearly £16,000 for local cancer care charity The Fountain Centre. After choosing...

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Deal News: Sale of intelligentgolf to ClearCourse Partnership LLP

Based in Warwick, intelligentgolf is a leading web-based provider of golf club and competition management software. It was founded in 2000 and offers a range of cloud and app based services to aid golfers, clubs and golf organisations, including management...

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Stevens & Bolton supports funding of SME Top 50 fast-growth exporters

Stevens & Bolton has continued to increase its already active role in the fast-growth SME sector, having recently advised Business Growth Fund (BGF) on their investment in two of the Top 50 SME’s, as featured in The Sunday Times SME Export...

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Deal news: advising Seal Software Group on its investment by DocuSign

Stevens & Bolton has advised long-standing client, Seal Software, the leading provider of AI powered contract content discovery and analytics solutions, on its latest equity funding. Strategic investor DocuSign, which offers the world’s #1...

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Deal news: advising BGF on its minority investment in Joe's Gourmet Foods Limited

Stevens & Bolton LLP has advised Business Growth Fund (BGF) on its recent minority investment in Joe’s Gourmet Foods Limited (trading as Joe & Seph’s), a gourmet popcorn manufacturing compan y. Joe & Seph's are a family run...

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Deal news: TI Media sells NME and Uncut brands to BandLab Technologies

Stevens & Bolton LLP has advised consumer magazine and digital publisher TI Media on its sale of music brands NME and Uncut to Singapore-based BandLab Technologies. TI Media’s 40 plus brands and market-leading portfolio spans a range of interest...

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Deal news: Bakkavor Group plc acquisition of desserts business Blueberry Foods

Stevens & Bolton LLP has advised Bakkavor Group plc, the leading provider of fresh prepared food and a FTSE 250 listed company, on its acquisition of Blueberry Foods, a desserts business owned by Samworth Brothers Limited. Bakkavor is the leading...

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Deal news: Sonardyne International acquisition of maritime engineering group EIVA

Stevens & Bolton LLP has advised leading subsea technology developer Sonardyne International Ltd, on its acquisition of maritime software and equipment specialist EIVA Holding A/S and its subsidiary, EIVA A/S. The acquisition represents the latest step...

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Stevens & Bolton's head of pensions shortlisted for industry award

Gabrielle Holgate, Head of pensions at Stevens & Bolton, has been shortlisted for an award at the 2019 Women in Pensions Awards. The awards, hosted by Professional Pensions, celebrate and recognise the achievements of women within the UK’s...

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Stevens & Bolton advises ICP Nurseries on its recent acquisition of four nursery businesses

Stevens & Bolton LLP has advised South East nursery group ICP Nurseries on its recent acquisition of four additional nursery businesses: Sunrise Day Nursery (London), Park Nursery (London), Orchard Barns (two sites near Colchester) and Child First...

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Stevens & Bolton announces three new partners - firm makes promotions across the board

Stevens & Bolton LLP has announced three new partners to the firm as part of a wider round of internal promotions. Andrew Dodds (banking and finance), James Hardaker (private client) and James Lister (contentious trusts and probate) have been...

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Stevens & Bolton advises on the sale of data analytics and insights business Bonamy Finch

Stevens & Bolton LLP has advised the shareholders of Bonamy Finch on their sale to growth equity investors Horizon Capital, contributing to Horizon’s recent launch of the STRAT7 data driven strategy group. Based in Surrey, Bonamy Finch creates...

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Stevens & Bolton backs initiative to support scale-up businesses in Guildford borough

Stevens & Bolton is delighted to announce that it is supporting Guildford Borough Council on its new scale-up business initiative ‘Guildford Business Growth’, a free advice and support service for entrepreneurs and start-up businesses in the...

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Stevens & Bolton advises Metropolis Group on acquisition of Centaur Media finance division

Stevens & Bolton has advised longstanding client Metropolis Group, on its acquisition of the finance division of Centaur Media, the business information, events and marketing provider to professional and commercial markets.   Established in 1994,...

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Stevens & Bolton becomes first firm outside London to join innovative Reignite Academy

Stevens & Bolton is delighted to announce it has become the first firm outside of London to sign-up to the Reignite Academy, the initiative which provides opportunities for lawyers who have taken a break from their careers to return to private practice. ...

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Stevens & Bolton advises Adur District Council on development by Boxpark of a Big Beachbox Cafe at Shoreham Beach

Stevens & Bolton LLP has advised Adur District Council on the development of Big Beachbox Cafe at Shoreham Beach by Boxpark. Boxpark, the creators of the world’s first pop-up mall, are a Brighton based, retail development company specialising in...

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Year end tax planning guide for individuals 2018/19

Now that January is firmly behind us, thoughts may be turning to possible tax planning opportunities available to maximise reliefs and allowances for the year ahead, to ensure that our tax affairs are in the best possible shape.  At the time of...

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