Continuing to boost our legal offering in Yorkshire

Firm News
Published: 10th September 2021
Area: Uncategorised

Share This

Sheffield office continues to expand

Specialist intellectual property lawyer Kerry Russell has moved to Shakespeare Martineau’s Sheffield office hub – supporting the firm’s ambitions to expand its legal offering in South Yorkshire. 

Legal director Kerry, who has more than nine years’ experience, has particular expertise in patents and technology, and also advises clients in relation to trade marks, confidential information, advertising, design rights and copyright. 

She joined Shakespeare Martineau in 2010 as a paralegal, before qualifying as a solicitor in 2013 and being promoted to legal director in September 2020. 

Kerry said: “I am very excited to have moved to the Sheffield hub and to be helping expand our profile in the city and wider South Yorkshire area. 

“There is a significant push for investment in the region, particularly as part of the recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic.  

“The plans to develop the Sheffield City Region are bold and ambitious, and Shakespeare Martineau is keen to be part of the mayor’s strategy to create a stronger, greener and fairer region.” 

Working across Birmingham and beyond, Kerry has been involved with various high-profile cases, including successfully acting for medical device specialist Salts Healthcare in a recent patent litigation case. 

Kerry said: “Intellectual property is an incredibly exciting legal sector, where law and innovation truly meet. I enjoy learning about the innovative products, services and brands that make a business tick.  

“I am learning more about the Yorkshire business market each day and I’m looking forward to meeting new contacts and seeing how I can help companies in the region grow.” 

Kerry’s move to Shakespeare Martineau’s Sheffield hub follows a string of new partner hires – including Carys Thompson, who has more than 16 years’ experience and was previously head of the commercial team at Keebles – and forms part of the firm’s growth strategy; broadening its Midlands footprint both north and south. 

Victoria Tester, managing director of the life and business unit at Shakespeare Martineau, said: “Intellectual property is a growing legal service as increased digitalisation both expands and adds complexity to the world of licensing and data protection. 

“We are continuing our investment in the Yorkshire market and we are thrilled to welcome Kerry to the Sheffield team – a move that will help to boost this commitment.” 

Shakespeare Martineau is proactively seeking talented people to join the firm on its growth journey, including mergers, team recruitment and lateral hires nationally. 

Get In Contact

Kerry specialises in intellectual property infringement disputes, non-contentious intellectual property exploitation and advertising law, working with both private and public sector clients.

Intellectual Property (IP)

Enforcement of IP can seem expensive, but we help our clients identify what is really at stake in comparison. The UK IP courts have moved a long way in recent years to provide a choice of options to users that can mitigate cost burdens. From cost capping, to limiting the extent of evidential obligations, our specialists can guide you through the options to help you make the right choice.

Our Thoughts

All the latest thoughts and insights from our team

Soaring gas prices hit struggling energy suppliers

15 Sep

Energy

Soaring gas prices hit struggling energy suppliers

Ofgem have this month warned of very high gas prices and have said that […]

Read article Right Arrow

Insolvency in the construction sector

13 Sep

Property Litigation

Insolvency in the construction sector

The pandemic has placed the construction industry under considerable pressure, with it accounting for […]

Read article Right Arrow

SHMA® On Demand

All the latest on-demand content

Life after Furlough

16 Sep

Jon Heuvel, Partner | Nicola Holton, Legal Director

Life after Furlough

If trading conditions have not improved, this possibly spells redundancies and insolvencies. It is […]

Register Right Arrow

Employment: The importance of employee well-being in the workplace and practical issues for employers to consider

21 Sep

Rhys Wyborn, Partner | Virginia Harvey, Partner

Employment: The importance of employee well-being in the workplace and practical issues for employers to consider

In this joint webinar with Brewin Dolphin, we will look at factors to consider […]

Register Right Arrow