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Ward Hadaway

SANDGATE HOUSE, 102 QUAYSIDE, NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, NE1 3DX, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 0191 204 4000
Fax:
Fax 0191 204 4001
DX:
730360 NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE-30
Email:
Web:
www.wardhadaway.com
Leeds, Manchester, Newcastle upon Tyne

Judy Baker

Tel:
Work +44 (0)191 204 4252
Email:
Web:
www.wardhadaway.com/lawyers/judy-baker/
Ward Hadaway

Work Department

Commercial

Position

Partner

Career

Judy is one of the most highly rated IT law specialists in the North East of England and is ranked amongst the top data protection practitioners in the UK by legal directory Chambers & Partners.

She advises on IT, information law, consumer terms and conditions and intellectual property, working with private, public and third sector clients.

Judy has an MSc in Computing Science and had a career in IT before qualifying as a solicitor.

Because of her background in IT, Judy has particular expertise in providing legal advice on technology.

She advises on data protection and privacy compliance and a wide range of IT and information law issues.


North: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

IT and telecoms

Within: Leading individuals

Judy Baker - Ward Hadaway

Within: IT and telecoms

Ward Hadaway’s clients include IT providers and developers alongside public and private sector customers. Judy Baker assisted Newcastle International Airport with contract negotiations for the supply, support and maintenance of airport check-in systems and self-service check-in kiosks, and advised Bannatyne Fitness on a contract with Navarino Services with regards to the client’s hotel booking system. In other work, she advised a national retailer on website compliance issues, and assisted a software house with liability provisions pertaining to the public procurement for IT software and services. Team head Alex Shiel advised a major port operator on a contract for the implementation of a new automated gate entry system. Colin Hewitt, Phil Tompkins, IT disputes expert Tim Toomey and Dean Murray are other names to note.

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Intellectual property

Within: Intellectual property

With a focus on technology-related IP work, Ward Hadaway is best known for advising high-growth technology start-ups and entrepreneurs, while also having particular expertise assisting spin-out companies from the university sector and pharmaceutical clients. Team head Alex Shiel continues to advise Tech City on a number of IP matters including trade mark registrations, sponsorship agreements and other contracts concerning various products the client has developed. The practice also acted for Imperial Pharmaceuticals on brand licensing matters and on its trade mark protection and enforcement strategy. In the university sector, the team acted for start-up businesses supported by the Teesside University’s launchpad programme, which included assistance with trade mark and design registrations, IP ownership agreements and licensing. Other noteworthy individuals include data protection expert Judy Baker and litigators Tim Toomey, Robert Glassford and Peter Hornsey. Motac Neuroscience and the Pacifica Group are also clients.

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