Creative industries expert joins the team at Ward Hadaway | 18 March 09
LAW firm Ward Hadaway has further strengthened its Leeds office with the appointment of intellectual property and IT lawyer Laura Harper.
Making her mark – intellectual property and IT specialist Laura Harper with Andrew Hoyle, lead partner at Ward Hadaway Leeds.
Laura joins the firm as an associate, having previously worked at Cobbetts.
She has more than seven years’ specialist experience in intellectual property and IT issues and has worked with a number of leading organisations in the private and public sectors.
Laura has particular expertise in advising businesses in the creative sector, having worked with companies including advertising and design agencies, electronics and technology firms and international artists, including acclaimed North artist Mackenzie Thorpe.
She has experience advising on a wide range of issues including sponsorship agreements, branding issues and disputes, trade marks and publishing agreements.
Laura said: “I am excited to be joining Ward Hadaway. The firm already has an excellent reputation across the North, not just for its expertise in my field but also for its high levels of client care and forward-thinking attitude.
"I look forward to working with my colleagues, both in Leeds and in Newcastle.”
Andrew Hoyle, lead partner for Ward Hadaway’s Leeds office, said: “Laura is a dynamic lawyer who combines an in-depth knowledge of her specialist field with real commercial drive and commitment so I am delighted to welcome her to the team in Leeds.
“I feel sure her qualities will be of great benefit to our clients and to the firm.”
Ward Hadaway now has nine partners and their teams at its office at Benson House, Wellington Street, in Leeds with expertise in EU and competition law, construction, commercial property, property litigation, employment, IT and intellectual property, healthcare, insolvency and corporate recovery.
Together with its operation in Newcastle, the firm employs more than 400 people.