Hilary joined Harris Hagan in May 2018 from DLA Piper where she was co-head of the gambling practice and partner from September 2011 to 2013 when she became a consultant. She represents several international online gaming operators (including social and eSports) as well as land-based operators, and has also drafted gambling legislation (secondary and primary) for the Isle of Man and Curacao.
Her knowledge extends to key suppliers, such as software and payments providers. She has worked both in-house and in private practice for the gambling and leisure industry since 1995, returning to private practice in 2000 as a Partner at Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP.
In her spare time, Hilary enjoys reading, and going to the theatre and ballet.
Queen Mary College, 1982
Law Society of England & Wales, 1987
Senior Statesperson, Chambers UK 2023
Hall of Fame, The Legal 500 2023
Senior Statesperson, Chambers UK 2022
Senior Statesperson, Chambers Global 2022
Tier 1, The Legal 500 2022
Senior Statespeople, Chambers Global 2021
Senior Statespeople, Chambers UK 2021
Key Lawyer, The Legal 500 2021
Band 1, Chambers UK 2020
Eminent Practitioner, Chambers Global 2020
“She is the one to have by your side in complex matters and brings a real understanding of finance, corporate structure and the art of the deal.” Chambers, UK
“Few people can match her judgement and understanding of gambling law and regulation.” Chambers UK
“refreshingly straightforward, pragmatic and extremely knowledgeable in her field.” Chambers UK 2022
“…a legal technician with a real business mind, which means her advice is really practical and useful. She has been a force in the industry for a long time.” Chambers UK 2022
London-based Hilary Stewart-Jones continues to be well respected for her significant experience in the international gaming and gambling industry, advising an array of operators on transactional and regulatory matters. Chambers Global 2022
“probably the most predominant lawyer in the gambling and i-gaming space.” The Legal 500 2022
“She cares deeply and will fight hard for her clients.” The Legal 500 2022
“Hilary Stewart-Jones is highlighted for her extensive experience advising an array of land-based and online operators in the gaming and gambling sector”. Sources remark: “Hilary is great and everyone in the market knows her.” Chambers Global 2021
“refreshingly straightforward, pragmatic and extremely knowledgeable in her field.” Chambers UK 2021
“She cares deeply and will fight hard for her clients.” The Legal 500 2021
“She’s great, she deserves every bit of the reputation she has” Chambers Global 2020
“Hilary Stewart-Jones is probably the most predominant lawyer in the gambling and i-gaming space.” Another source adds: “She cares deeply and will fight hard for her clients.” The Legal 500 2019
“Refreshingly straightforward, pragmatic and extremely knowledgeable in her field.” Chambers UK 2018
“She knows the industry backwards. I’m always amazed at the breadth of her knowledge.” Chambers UK 2018
International Association of Gaming Advisors
International Masters of Gaming Law
Contributing editor, International Comparative Legal Guide to Gambling, 2014-2017
Contributor, Smith and Monkcom: The Law of Gambling (Fourth Edition).