Quentin Golder > Birketts LLP > Cambridge, England > Lawyer Profile

Birketts LLP

Work Department

Corporate and Commercial, Intellectual Property, IT and Telecoms




Quentin joined Birketts in 2012 and is a Partner in our Commercial and Technology Team.

He advises clients on a wide range of commercial and intellectual property matters, including research and development agreements, distribution and agency contracts, IP licensing, joint ventures, supplies of goods and services, software licensing and maintenance agreements, and software as a service arrangements. In addition Quentin also advises early stage technology clients in relation to business angel and venture capital funding, as well as share option arrangements.

Quentin’s practice focuses particularly on the digital and life sciences sectors, with a considerable amount of his work involving cross border transactions.


Quentin is dual qualified, in New Zealand and England, and previously worked for one of New Zealand’s largest law firms. He holds a BA, LLB, LLM (Hons) all from Victoria University, Wellington, NZ and a Diploma in Intellectual Property Law and Practice from the University of Bristol.

Lawyer Rankings

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

(Leading individuals)

Quentin GolderBirketts LLP

Birketts LLP‘s IT practice has particular focus on the financial services, social media, security software and aerospace industries, reflecting a roster of clients that includes property investment software developer Coyote Group Limited, and automotive software developer Eatron Limited. The commercial and technology group is co-led by Quentin Golder and Andrew Priest in Cambridge, along with Mark Gipson in Ipswich and up-and-coming partner Paul Palik in Norwich. Golder advised Eatron on contracts with Chinese and Japanese car parts manufacturers for the licence of software tools as part of the supply chain for various multinational automotive manufacturers.

East Anglia > Corporate and commercial > Corporate and commercial: Cambridge

(Leading individuals)

Quentin GolderBirketts LLP

The team at Birketts LLP is noted as being ‘responsive and willing to find practical and commercial solutions’ to clients’ issues. The firm is a regional powerhouse but also handles a growing stream of cross-border transactional matters. Practice head James Allen provides ‘measured, pragmatic and commercial advice’ and notably recently assisted Greene King Limited with the acquisition of smokehouse restaurant group Hickory’s. ‘Approachable and easy to work with‘ early-stage funding expert Quentin Golder, private equity specialist Adrian Seagers and experienced ICT partner Andrew Priest also play pivotal roles in the practice, as does Nick Burt, who was promoted to partner in June 2022.