Hannah Steggles > Howes Percival LLP > Leicester, England > Lawyer Profile

Howes Percival LLP
LE19 1DX

Work Department

Intellectual Property & IT




Hannah advises clients on all aspects of UK and European intellectual property law, including patents, copyright, trade marks, passing off, design rights, domain names and defamation. Her focus is on contentious matters although she is also well experienced in non-contentious matters including drafting IP licenses, assignments and other agreements as well as handling complex international trade mark portfolios. She is experienced in actions before the Court of Appeal, High Court, Intellectual Property Enterprise Court, UK Intellectual Property Office, OHIM and the World Intellectual Property Office.

Whilst Hannah’s background is in disputes (having trained at Howes Percival she qualified into the litigation team) she has since developed a complete Intellectual Property practice.

As part of her training Hannah undertook a secondment at DaimlerChrysler UK giving her a useful insight into commercial businesses.

Hannah is also a member of the firm’s Data Protection Team and has a wealth of experience in advising clients in respect of all matters related to data protection, including GDPR compliance and data breach reporting.

  • 2019 – Present: Howes Percival LLP, Partner
  • 2010 – 2019: Howes Percival LLP, Director
  • 2005 – 2010: Howes Percival LLP, Solicitor
  • 2003 – 2005: Howes Percival LLP, Trainee Solicitor

Lawyer Rankings

East Midlands > TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Intellectual property

(Leading individuals)

Hannah StegglesHowes Percival LLP

Howes Percival LLPcouple excellent knowledge and experience in this field with a hands on, personable approach’, handling intellectual property litigation, international trade mark portfolio management on behalf of retails, manufacturers and food and drinks clients. Team leader Matthew Talbot is ‘a highly capable, personable and problem-solving IP lawyer’ specialising in complex trade mark, copyright, patent and design rights disputes. With a background in food and drink law, he is well-equipped to advise on European Food Protection matters such as PGIs, PDOs and TSGs. Hannah Steggles‘ practice focuses on patent, trade mark and design right litigation. Directors Jenna Bruce and trade mark attorney Sarah Dacre are also of note.

East Midlands > TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > IT and telecoms

Matthew Talbot leads the ‘excellent‘ group at Howes Percival LLP, where he is well recognised for his contentious IT work. Adding complementary transactional bench strength, Hannah Steggles and Paula Dumbill are the go-to partners for tech, infrastructure and outsourcing and commercial projects. Re-joining from Dentons in February 2022, director Chris White bolsters the practice’s expertise in hardware procurement, software development, licensing and data protection issues.