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Work Department

Litigation & Dispute Resolution; Intellectual Property.


Laura Scott is a Partner in William Fry’s Litigation & Dispute Resolution Department specialising in intellectual property and regulatory law. Laura advises on all aspects of contentious work involving patents, trade marks, copyright, designs and confidential information and has extensive experience in large-scale litigation before the Irish Commercial Court, including complex multi-jurisdictional patent disputes. Laura also has significant experience in acting for regulators in defending judicial review actions, statutory appeals and other legal challenges. Laura has particular expertise in the pharmaceutical and medical device sector from a regulatory, commercial and intellectual property perspective. Other areas of focus include regulatory and other issues in the fields of telecommunications, broadcast media, and advertising and marketing.

Lawyer Rankings

Ireland > Healthcare and life sciences

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Laura ScottWilliam Fry

Laura Scott, who stands out as a ‘real expert in IP matters in the industry‘, leads the life sciences practice at William Fry, which has been highly active in large-scale patent litigation, IP licensing and commercialisation, e-health and medical technology, and corporate transactions involving pharmaceutical companies. The team was strengthened at senior level by the promotions of Charleen O’Keeffe and Colette Brady, who bring additional expertise in IP and regulatory disputes, in September 2020. Fiona Barry and consultant Margaret Muldowney are key contacts in the healthcare practice, which handles high-profile medical negligence and product liability litigation.

Ireland > Intellectual property

(Leading individuals)

Laura ScottWilliam Fry

William Fry handles intellectual property registration, commercialisation, and protection across sectors including technology, food and beverages, life sciences, and fashion. Practice co-head Laura Scott is known for representing clients before the Commercial Court, particularly in patent disputes, while fellow co-head David Cullen handles both commercial agreements involving intellectual property and contentious litigation. Leo Moore also advises on multi-jurisdictional intellectual property licensing deals. Consultant Carol Plunkett is also well regarded for her work on IP disputes. Litigation specialists Colette Brady and Charleen O’Keeffe were promoted to partner in September 2020.