Partner & Commercial Lawyer in Birmingham
How Can Sarah Help You?
Sarah is a partner in our Birmingham based Commercial team.
Sarah has particular expertise in intellectual property and has decades of experience supporting clients across all of their commercial and IP needs and trading activities. She works alongside clients at the heart of the business to help contribute to their success rather than providing standalone legal support, a role she has undertaken with clients across a range of sectors including sports and leisure, manufacturing and engineering, technology and the Higher Education sector.
Meeting Your Needs
Her recent experience includes:
- advising technology clients on copyright ownership and exploitation relating to a variety of innovative software solutions including robotic process automation, mobile device security systems and automated safety operations in the aviation sector;
- providing guidance to a specialist lifting gas company in relation to protection of a unique patentable process and advising on potential collaboration and investment opportunities;
- advising a leading University on complex IP ownership and licensing arrangements relating to ground breaking technology that creates a unique physical and virtual environment for the purpose of research into a range of innovative technologies;
- providing ongoing strategic and legal support to clients at the centre of innovative air recirculation technology including advising on terms of a complex collaboration agreement with global leader in the sector, based in the US, with a view to working towards potential merger/acquisition;
- acting on behalf of a specialist thermal management company in relation to the negotiation of its R &D contracts with a government body relating to the potential supply of a patented coolant system for use in the aerospace sector;
- advising the Board of an established industry leader on the relevant IP licensing arrangements relating to a patentable fire safety product.
What You Might Like to Know
Sarah is recognised as a leader in IP in Chambers Legal Directory which comments that she "impresses clients with her mastery of IP issues".
Sarah has contributed this year with an article on Artificial Intelligence to the Business Leader magazine for its tech month and provided commentary for Research Professional News (website covering higher education and research policy) on the recent dispute between Durham University and Amazon relating to the unauthorised publication of PhD theses.