Our three senior advisors all have international reputations, having worked as heads of departments in large multi-national law firms, advising many famous companies. All our work is handled or overseen by at least one of these three advisors. They are:
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James is an internationally recognised expert in the field of intellectual property, an area in which he has specialised for over 25 years.
He has a science degree from Cambridge University and is one of the few IP specialists to have qualified as a solicitor-advocate, giving him full rights of audience in the higher courts. He is also one of a limited number of lawyers with the requisite experience to supervise search and seize orders.
James has gained an enviable reputation as a fierce practitioner in IP disputes, having conducted cases all the way to the Supreme Court, as well as being praised for his skills in drafting and negotiating IP contracts. Independent commentators have described him as "widely-admired" (Legal 500) and as having a "stunning reputation" acting "for high-profile clients on a national and international scale" being "instructed directly by organisations who require the very highest levels of expertise" (Chambers Directory). His views have also been sought on national television and radio, as well as being quoted in the national and international press such as the FT and the South China Morning Post.
Much of James' work involves an international element. Regularly attending and speaking at international conferences, James has built up a wide network of international contacts to assist in this area.
James sits on the Law Society Intellectual Property Law Committee and the advisory panel of the Leeds City Region China Business Club.
Before establishing his own practice in 2006, James was a partner and head of IP in the leading international legal practice, Pinsent Masons. You can find out more details of James' career and his experience in his CV.
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Lindsey Wrenn is a Registered Trade Mark Attorney and Member of the Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys with over 25 years' experience, both in-house and in private practice.
Lindsey advises on all aspects of trade mark protection from brand clearance, filing applications in the UK, Europe and internationally through to drafting and negotiating licences and assignments. She also has extensive experience of enforcement and preservation of trade mark rights, including the conduct of hearings before the UK and European Union Intellectual Property Offices.
Lindsey has a wide network of contacts around the world. This has been built up over her many years in practice and through her involvement with the International Trademark Association.
She has wide involvement in acting for clients in both the public and private sectors, managing a diverse range of clients with differing brand issues. The Legal 500 has praised her for her "extensive and high-level experience".
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Isabel is a solicitor and highly regarded as one of the UK and Europe's foremost IP lawyers. For over 30 years her practice has focussed on all aspects of intellectual property especially litigation, dispute resolution, mediation and counselling. She has engaged with politicians, governments, courts and other key decision makers not only in the UK but also internationally, representing both client and professional interests.
Isabel has litigated at the highest levels, including the Supreme Court, Privy Council, General Court, Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) and European Intellectual Property Office. She has also played a strategic co-ordinating role for multi-jurisdictional disputes which have required attendance at courts around the world.
Her past experience includes being on the board of Eversheds' London Office, being a board member of the International Trademark Association (INTA) and chairing The Law Society's Intellectual Property Law Committee. She is a WIPO Domain Name Panellist and Mediator.
Isabel has been described by International Who's Who of Business Lawyers as "at the top of everybody's list" and "fantastic for IP dispute resolution". You can find out more details of Isabel's career and her experience in her CV.
Jenny Warburton, Company Secretary,
Rightmove Group Limited
Carl Pate, FD,
Quantum Clothing Group
Jim Bryce, Commercial Director,
IP Counsel & Vice President
Intellectual Property Operations,
Kevin Flood, CEO,
Heather Parry, MD, Fodder,
Yorkshire Event Centre
Robert Evans, Technology Transfer Manager,
Sheffield Hallam University
Björn Rupp, MD,
Helen Tait, MD,
Steve Arthington, Business Development Manager -
Ellis Bates Insurance Brokers
Stuart Turner, MD,