Laura qualified as a solicitor in the intellectual property and information law teams at Pinsent Masons in March 2016. She joined the outsourcing, technology and commercial team at Wright Hassall in September 2017.

Laura provides legal advice to businesses across a range of sectors. She has experience of drafting:

  • Data protection provisions in contracts so that they address the changes brought about by the Data Protection Act 2018 and adequately protect clients going forward.
  • Licences and assignments of copyright, patents and trade marks.
  • Privacy policies.
  • Document retention policies.
  • IP/IT/DP warranties in share  and asset purchase agreements.
  • Due diligence reports in relation to the IP/IT/DP aspects of corporate acquisitions.
  • Standard terms and conditions of for the supply of goods and services.
  • Non-disclosure agreements.
  • Cease and desist letters and undertakings in respect of trade mark and copyright infringement.

She has experience advising on:

  • Outsourced services agreements.
  • Open source software.
  • Commercialisation of IP.
  • The legal regulation surrounding data protection.
  • Subject access requests.

Experience

  • Reviewing and advising on permissive and restrictive open source software licences for a cloud-powered video surveillance firm.
  • Acting for commercial property consultants and drafting standard terms and conditions for the supply of services.
  • Acting on a £60 million share acquisition of an IT service provider which involved reviewing and reporting on over 70 IP licences, conducting due diligence, completing IP searches, reporting on the issues and raising further enquiries.
  • Drafting a distribution agreement for a large crane manufacturer.
  • Drafting an assignment and trade mark licence in relation to a company name and trade mark owned by two group companies.

Career

Before joining Wright Hassall, Laura was a solicitor with Pinsent Masons.

Interests

In her spare time, Laura enjoys reading, cooking, spending time with friends and walks in the countryside.