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North West: Public sector

Health - ranked: tier 3

Fieldfisher (Manchester)

Fieldfisher’s team undertakes high-quality and cutting-edge health work for regional, national and international organisations including healthcare investors, providers, regulators and commissioners. The team is acting as legal advisors to the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority and has continued to support the Nursing and Midwifery Council on a range of matters in 2016, including advice on overhauling its legislation to respond to changes in the way midwives are supervised how complaints about nurses may be resolved. Sarah Ellson is the key figure.

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North West: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

IT and telecoms
IT and telecoms - ranked: tier 3

Fieldfisher (Manchester)

Fieldfisher is a ‘firm with a real can-do attitude that delivers an outstanding service with a high degree of business pragmatism and responsiveness’. The ‘solutions-driven and proactive’ Rob Sheldon ‘provides very clear and practical advice and is also extraordinarily good at complicated commercial projects’. He is recommended for his work on IT and outsourcing projects and frequently advises clients on their compliance with privacy law. He is skilled at advising customers and suppliers from a range of sectors such as financial services, insurance and retail. The ‘knowledgeable and experienced’Sam Jardine has the ‘ability to see a problem from her clients’ commercial angle’. He has particular expertise in outsourcings and software-related agreements. Associate Liam Corrigan ‘cuts to the root of the problem and then suggests practical solutions that work’. The ‘commercial team’ is experienced across a variety of sectors such as retail, financial services and energy and counts the Department for Transport, Fortnum & Mason and as clients.

Leading individuals

Rob Sheldon - Fieldfisher

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Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 3

Fieldfisher (Manchester)

Key figures at Fieldfisher include Bill Lister, a ‘highly experienced IP lawyer who is very talented at reacting quickly to complex problems and then producing an excellent outcome for his clients. He knows his stuff inside out.’ Lister has an extensive track record advising UK and international clients on contentious and non-contentious matters. The department specialises in all areas of intellectual property law including copyright, designs, passing off, trade marks, trade secrets, breach of confidence and patents. It also has experience handling disputes in the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court and the High Court in London. Highlights included acting for Silentnight Group in a trade mark infringement claim against Deluxe Beds following the use of ‘Silvernight’ on websites and in advertising material to sell beds, divans and mattresses. In another complex matter it is acting for Furmanac in a breach of confidence claim triggered by the disclosure of trade secrets by a former finance director to the client’s competitors.

Leading individuals

Bill Lister - Fieldfisher

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    THE EUROPEAN COURT OF JUSTICE (ECJ) IS IN THE midst of considering questions referred to it by the UK courts in three separate cases that should clarify the law regarding comparative advertising. This type of advertising, particularly when it identifies a competitor or a competitor’s goods or services by referring to a registered trade mark, is of particular concern to trade mark owners as their competitors normally seek to make unfavourable comparisons with their own goods or services, or to take advantage of being associated with the market leader’s brand.
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