Hilary Stewart-Jones is part of the Intellectual Property and Technology Group. She focuses solely on gambling related issues.

Having spent five years as in-house head of the gambling division at Ladbrokes, Hilary returned to private practice in 2000. She recognised the need to create a legal service to support all of the needs of gambling clients on a multi-jurisdictional basis, including regulatory issues, general commercial and corporate support (including fund raising) and structural and tax planning.

Hilary has played a role in most of the online sector floats/acquisitions since 2000, but continues to advise bricks and mortar businesses from tracks to casinos. She has written legislation and regulations for offshore governments and has drawn up industry codes of practice.

She joined DLA Piper LLP in September 2011 with her two colleagues (Stephen Ketteley and Sue Dawson, both of whom also work exclusively in the gambling sector) with the desire to leverage the firm's global reach in order to better serve clients' needs.