"Laura is hard working and resourceful and has bags of fresh ideas and a genuine desire to help find solutions and move things forward."
Chambers and Partners 2014
Laura is a partner in the national Intellectual Property & Creative Industries group and heads the IP & Creative Industries team in the Manchester Office.
Immersed in the sector, she acts for a broad range of creative and digital businesses from multi-national technology companies, major fashion brands, communications agencies including, advertising and design agencies, digital agencies and PR companies, product design and manufacturing companies, film and TV production companies, music businesses, publishing, gaming and software companies through to Arts organisations, individual designers, writers, artists and musicians.
Laura has previously worked in the creative industries before entering the legal profession and therefore has an acknowledged and unique understanding of the sector and the issues faced by those working within it. Whilst a national practice, Laura divides her time between our Manchester and Leeds offices. Laura is known for providing an accessible, relevant legal service to those businesses which operate within the creative industries and digital sector.
Laura is a specialist commercial intellectual property and information technology lawyer and her practice comprises companies of all sizes and stages of development whose businesses are reliant upon the intellectual property which they produce. She helps those businesses to protect and commercially exploit their intellectual property through negotiating and drafting commercial agreements including licences and collaboration contracts and assisting them to bring or defend court proceedings for infringement and associated contractual matters
She advises clients in relation to copyright, trade mark, design right, patent, know how & confidential information matters.
Acknowledged as a leading professional advisor to the creative industries and digital sector both regionally and nationally, Laura is a regular speaker on intellectual property law at industry events and at universities and other educational bodies.