Richard Plaistowe > Mills & Reeve LLP > Cambridge, England > Lawyer Profile

Mills & Reeve LLP
BOTANIC HOUSE
100 HILLS ROAD
CAMBRIDGE
CB2 1PH
England

Work Department

Commercial, IP and IT

Position

Principal Associate

Career

I am a dual qualified South African attorney and English solicitor, who has specialised in intellectual property law since 1992.  I work with clients in the UK and across the world to protect, enforce and exploit their IP.   My work covers all aspects of intellectual property law, both contentious and non-contentious.  Candidate Attorney to Associate at Webber Wentzel in Johannesburg (1992 to 1999).  Solicitor at Hammond Suddards/Hammond Suddards Edge/Hammonds (1999 to 2007); Senior Solicitor at Mills & Reeve (2007 to 2010).  Principal Associate at Mills & Reeve (2010 to present).

Languages

Afrikaans (conversational)

Memberships

International Trademark Association

Education

Pretoria Boys High School (1979 to 1983);  University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg (Bachelor of Commerce 1986;  Bachelor of Laws 1989)

Lawyer Rankings

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

(Rising stars)

Richard PlaistoweMills & Reeve LLP

East Anglia > TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Sport

The national sports team at Mills & Reeve LLP is led from Manchester and London but the Cambridge and Norwich offices house significant expertise in regulatory matters, image rights, tax and private client matters. The firm acts for high-profile sports personalities and teams, particularly in football, and gained new clients in 2018 in cycling, golf, rugby league, tennis and mountaineering. Tax partner Chris Belcher commercial and IP partner Greg Gibson and IP principal associate Richard Plaistowe are the key contacts.