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NEW KINGS COURT, TOLLGATE, CHANDLER'S FORD, EASTLEIGH, SO53 3LG, ENGLAND
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Work 023 8090 8090
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Fax 0844 620 3401
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155850 EASTLEIGH 7
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Blake Morgan LLP, Sheilah Mackie, Eastleigh, ENGLAND

Sheilah Mackie

Tel:
Work 023 8085 7039
Email:
Blake Morgan LLP

Work Department

Commercial IP/IT.

Position

Sheilah is a partner in Blake Morgan’s commercial IP/IT team in 2006 and specialises in commercial non-contentious IP/IT matters, handling a wide variety of contracts including agency, distribution, e-commerce, software development, licensing, facilities management, franchising, logistics, outsourcing and B2B and B2C terms of sale and purchase amongst others. Sheilah also handles data protection, freedom of information and consumer issues. She is experienced in running large software development projects (typically for customer-side clients), providing expertise for IP-rich corporate transactional work, and advising on the creation, exploitation and licensing of all types of IP. As an expert in the franchising sector, Sheilah advises on the full range of issues faced by those in the sector including setting up and managing franchise networks, complying with relevant regulatory requirements, dealing with underperforming franchisees and extracting franchisees from networks. Sheilah prepares and advises on the interpretation of standard form agreements for franchisors (franchise agreements, confidentiality and deposit agreements, business sale agreements) as well reviewing franchise agreement for prospective franchisees. Sheilah gives practical, straightforward commercial advice to her clients, who range from multi-nationals to small local businesses, charities and housing associations, university research and innovation teams and financial institutions. Her franchising clients include franchisors and franchisees in a variety of sectors including retail, leisure services, lettings and estate agencies, B2B and B2C services, domiciliary services, children’s groups and charities. Sheilah also acts for franchise consultants and industry associations. Sheilah is qualified in Scotland (2003) and England and Wales (2004). She is an Affiliate of the British Franchise Association and was the first solicitor in the UK to obtain the BFA’s Qualified Franchise Professional qualification. She is also a member of the Society for Computers and Law and Encouraging Women Into Franchising.

Career

Qualified Scotland 2003; England and Wales 2004; joined Blake Lapthorn 2006.

Member

Society for Computers and Law; Encouraging Women Into Franchising; affiliate British Franchise Association.

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