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Birketts LLP

Work 01223 326600
Fax 01223 326629
Cambridge, Chelmsford, Ipswich, Norwich

Maria Peyman

Work 01223 326596
Birketts LLP

Work Department

Intellectual Property


Senior Associate


Maria joined Birketts in June 2015. She is a senior associate in our commercial litigation team.

Maria specialises in contentious intellectual property acting for clients on matters such as infringement of copyright, trademarks, and design rights, as well as passing off and breach of confidence. Maria represents clients at both the civil courts and the Trade Mark Registry. As part of this aspect of her work, she advises clients on the exploitation and protection of intellectual property.

Maria advises technology based clients on other aspects of commercial litigation such as software disputes and breach of data protection rule claims.

Alongside her specialist work Maria advises clients on general commercial litigation matters such as breach of contract claims, shareholder and director disputes and professional negligence.


Maria is fluent in Spanish.

East Anglia: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation: Cambridge

Within: Commercial litigation: Cambridge

Birketts LLP provides 'very pragmatic service, giving the best advice for clients, promptly with honest advice and sensible fees'. The firm has established itself as one of the leading litigation practices in Cambridge with a talented team that acts not only for some of the biggest regional clients, but also handles a growing stream of cases with international aspects. Practice head Laurence Weeks 'always gives the best advice' and has a broad-ranging practice that includes cases involving fraud, banking, defamation and contract law. Senior associate Maria Peyman  devotes much of her practice to contentious intellectual property matters, but her commercial litigation practice also encompasses software disputes and breach of data protection rule claims. Also recommended is associate Naomi Westcott who worked with Weeks on a complex High Court fraud case for Powerscourt Services Limited, which included freezing orders, injunctions and strike-out applications. The case was successfully settled. They also worked together on a £600,000 claim brought by Roundshield Partners Limited concerning deal fees for financing transactions. Harsco Metals, Wybract Limited and Just Recruitment are also among the firm's clients.

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