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.
Charles is a commercial lawyer, specialising in general commercial, contract, ecommerce, data protection, IT and intellectual property law for businesses and individuals. In addition to advising all types of commercial clients, for much of his career Charles has focused on the technology and sport sectors, and has worked for a number of different clients in these spaces, ranging from start-ups to established well-known brands.
On the technology side, Charles acts on both buy and sell side for clients in a range of sectors and has a particular interest in advising on the implementation and acquisition of new technologies. Charles also has significant experience of advising on outsourcing transactions, including in the financial services sector (where he has spent time on secondment).
In the sporting world, Charles has acted for clubs, teams, unions, sponsors, agencies and player management companies, predominantly in motorsport, football, rugby and golf. Charles also spent a year on secondment to Nike (based in the Netherlands), and he is regularly able to draw on this experience in his advice to clients on a wide range of sports marketing and commercial issues. Charles leads our sports practice alongside Tom Lingard.
Charles also co-heads our automotive sector with Michael Stocks, and his recent experience in this space includes advising manufacturers and other suppliers to the industry on their use of technology, big data and telematics solutions. In 2018 Charles also spent time on secondment at a leading vehicle glass repair and replacement group.
Charles is regularly recognised for his work in leading legal directories, and is regarded as a Next Generation Partner in the 2020 edition of The Legal 500.
Charles regularly contributes articles on a wide range of topics, and his sports law blog can be read at http://www.lawinsport.com/blog/charles-maurice. He is also a member of the Society for Computers & Law.