Commercial & Collaborative

How we help our clients 

Our clients expect more than just expert advice. Our commercial focus and collaborative approach allow us to really help our clients maximise the value of their IP. We work with a range of organisations from start-ups and SMEs through to public sector bodies, universities and multi-national enterprises, covering the full spectrum of industries. 

We build close and longstanding relationships with our clients to establish defensive and offensive IP portfolios that generate commercial value, and we have been involved with a number of highly successful university spin-outs and licencing deals.

We take a collaborative approach when working with our clients, and advise them on a course of action that is best aligned with their business objectives. Understanding the value of a potential innovation or a brand is as important as understanding the technology or marketing behind it. Clients value our integrity, honesty, collegiate approach and the robust practical advice we give.

We share our client's ambition, passion and entrepreneurial spirit and we empower our teams to go above and beyond what our clients expect when it comes to service delivery.

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Protect

IP is a valuable asset that needs to be protected.  It can relate to a brand, invention, design or other kind of creation, and it can be legally owned.  We work with clients at an early stage to understand their strategy and to assess the value of protection.  Implementing the right IP strategy can mean the difference between commercial success and failure.

Exploit

We understand the commercial value of an IP portfolio and guide our clients on how they can use this asset to benefit your business.  Whether this is through licensing, a successful SPC negotiation or the value of a brand, we have the expertise to evaluate and identify the best commercial outcome for their organisation.

Enforce

We adopt a commercial approach to the resolution of conflicts and disputes, preferring to pursue negotiated solutions that meet our clients’ needs. If this route fails, we will pursue formal procedures to challenge or enforce rights.  We understand the importance of our clients IP and will do everything we can to fight to protect it.

LARGE
CORPORATES

We work with some of the world’s largest corporations across a number of areas of technology.  We understand the need to be as flexible as possible in meeting the strategic needs of this type of client.  No two clients are the same.

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SMES AND

ENTREPENEURS

We are fully committed to working with companies in the start-up or early stages of innovation and development and understand the need to give practical, commercial advice.

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Meet the
team

Harvey Adams
Partner
Peter Arch
Managing Associate
Margaret Arnott
Partner
Anthony Ball
Associate
Nadège Beynon
Technical Assistant
Catherine Booth
Partner
Edd Cavanna
Associate
Michael Charlton
Technical Assistant
Jane Clark
Partner
Laura Clews
Associate
Douglas Cole
Managing Associate
Paul Cozens
Partner
Olivia Creemer
Associate
Charlie Dempster
Associate
Rosalind Drywood
Managing Associate
Siobhan Durran
Technical Assistant
Jane Evenson
Of Counsel
Thomas Fraser
Technical Assistant
Stephen Garner
Partner
Peter Garratt
Partner
Bethany Gibbs
Associate
Sam Giles
Technical Assistant
Daniel Goldberg
Technical Assistant
Lauren Gregory
Associate
Anna Gregson
Partner
Philippa Griffin
Partner
Christopher Hamer
Partner
Robert Hawley
Partner
Annabel Hector
Of Counsel
Christopher Hirsz
Of Counsel
David Hobson
Managing Associate
Dean Houston
Technical Assistant
Richard Jaszek
Managing Associate
Gary Johnston
Partner
Ilya Kazi
Partner
Miranda Kent
Associate
Dani Kramer
Partner
Ekaterina Langford
Associate
Sean Leach
Partner
Lianne Leith
Associate
Alan MacDougall
Partner
Martin MacLean
Partner
Matthew Maitland
Managing Associate
Andrea McShane
Associate
David Miller
Partner
Svilen Mirtchev
Associate
Samantha Moodie
Associate
Matthew Morton
Associate
Lionel Newton
Technical Assistant
Amy Nick
Technical Assistant
James Pitchford
Partner
Monika Rai
Partner
Daniel Ramos
Trade Mark Assistant
Juliet Redhouse
Managing Associate
Harry Rowe
Associate
Joanna Rowley
Technical Assistant
Toby Simpson
Partner
Jeremy Smith
Partner
Thomas Smith
Associate
Graham Spenceley
Managing Associate
Andrew Spurr
Managing Associate
Michael Stott
Partner
Norbert Szalai
Associate
Max Thoma
Associate
Craig Titmus
Managing Associate
Aymeric Vienne
Managing Associate
Caroline Warren
Partner
Laura West
Managing Associate
Andrew White
Managing Associate
James Wilding
Partner
Annabel Williams
Associate