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 Corporate Finance Team.

He specialises in corporate and commercial work, including sales and acquisitions, company formation and restructuring, joint ventures, venture capital and business angel financing, share options, licensing and outsourcing agreements. Quentin has considerable experience working for technology sector clients. He has assisted numerous clients on their journey from formation, through angel and VC funding, commercial development and on to exit.


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 > Corporate and commercial > Corporate and commercial: Cambridge

(Leading individuals)

Quentin GolderBirketts LLP

Birketts LLP has ‘top-quality lawyers with a personal touch‘. The firm handles high-value regional, national and international corporate matters for clients in sectors ranging from insurance to technology. Corporate finance, banking and insolvency partner James Allen leads the practice. Quentin Golder, who provides ‘highly effective and efficient legal services‘, specialises in early stage funding, entrepreneurial and commercial work. Adrian Seagers  frequently acts for large corporates and private equity funds in corporate deals. Mark Pinder, formerly head of Middle East operations at Foot Anstey, brings invaluable experience in cross-border M&A deals. ‘Highly responsive, deeply knowledgeable and pragmatic‘ legal director Nick Burt is noted for private equity and international transactions.

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

(Leading individuals)

Quentin GolderBirketts LLP

Birketts LLP has an ‘approachable and well informed‘ technology practice that continues to grow its ranks. Andrew Priest, who has a track record spanning 30 years, joined from HCR Hewitsons in summer 2020 and is now co-head of the practice along with IP and technology partner Quentin Golder in Cambridge, corporate partner Mark Gipson in Ipswich and legal director Paul Palik in Norwich. Also in Norwich, legal director Kitty Rosser leads the data protection team. They ‘avoid jargon and always give clear and honest advice‘ to clients in sectors as diverse as financial services, aerospace, social media and security software.

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

Birketts LLP is ‘efficient, commercial and extremely helpful’ and acts for a host of large companies in the region, among them the UK’s largest brewer and pub retailer Greene King Plc. Legal director Nellie Jackson in Ipswich leads the trade marks and branding team, while legal director Maria Peyman in Cambridge leads the IP disputes practice. Cambridge-based partner Quentin Golder leads the non-contentious IP group, which hired Andrew Priest from HCR Hewitsons in 2020. The team focuses on the commercial exploitation of IP rights, including patent licensing, development agreements, merchandising and collaborations. Associate Samantha Woodley is ‘very helpful, patient and excellent to work with‘.