Kerry is a legal director in the firm’s leading IP team advising on the full spectrum of intellectual property rights and advertising law, working with both private and public sector clients. She is also passionate about equality and diversity in the workplace and heads up the firm’s internal inclusivity network, More in Common.
The pull of the firm is strong.
I started out studying maths at University, but I knew I wanted to be a lawyer even then. I did the GDL and (part-time) LPC, and then trained at Shakespeare Martineau in the Leicester office. I have been with the firm for almost 10 years now, and I absolutely love it here.
My work here is varied and engaging – every day is different.
I am an IP lawyer which means I deal with claims relating to infringement of patents, trade marks, copyright etc. I have recently represented a client at a nine day High Court trial, relating to infringement of a patent. Working hard for my clients to achieve the best outcome for their case is very rewarding.
We value diversity and individuality – and it’s more than just lip service.
At our firm, we value diversity and inclusion. I helped to start our internal diversity network, More in Common, which shares knowledge and celebrates diversity. I’m really proud of this achievement, and I know I could not have set up such an important project without the support from senior people in our firm.
You don’t need to wear a pinstripe suit to get on here.
We are all about #beyourself, and this means that you don’t have to look like a typical lawyer to get on at our firm – in fact you can dress for your diary. Our amazing learning and development programmes mean that you can progress at your own pace. Our people thrive when they are encouraged to bring their whole self to work, and so #beyourself is actively encouraged. Individuality is celebrated here.
I work with a team of really great people.
The thing I love most about our firm is my team. I work in a team of nine people, and we are very close, and always support each other. We also know how to balance hard work with having fun.