Ed Wright > Shakespeare Martineau LLP > Nottingham, England > Lawyer Profile

Shakespeare Martineau LLP
35 Station Street

Work Department

Commercial & IP




Ed works with clients from all sectors (particularly healthcare/life sciences, sport, technology, media and communications) on wide-ranging non-contentious contractual, IP, data protection and competition law issues.

Ed primarily advises on the creation, ownership and exploitation of IP. This includes licensing, R&D/technology transfer and agency, distribution, reselling and franchising arrangements. Ed also specialises in drafting and negotiating agreements governing IP licensing and the supply of goods and/or services.

Ed regularly presents and writes on topical contractual, commercial, data protection, IP and IT/software matters.

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

(Leading individuals)

Ed WrightShakespeare Martineau LLP

Shakespeare Martineau LLP advises on a broad cross-section of sports-related matters for a diverse client base, including individual sporting associations, elite athletes and governing bodies. It also provides in-house legal counsel for large organisations across a wide range of sporting disciplines. The team’s work includes advice on the exploitation of commercial rights, governance and regulation, and dispute resolution. Team head Ed Wright works with Rhys Wyborn, who leads the employment side of the practice.

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

Shakespeare Martineau LLP has a high level of expertise in IT and handles contentious and non-contentious matters. The firm has significant expertise in handling matters for clients in the education sector, and it acts for several leading UK universities, including Nottingham University, Exeter University and Warwick University. Elsewhere, the firm has a strong profile among clients in the technology and telecoms sectors; its workload includes advice on acquisitions of telecoms businesses, licensing and outsourcing agreements, drafting contractual suites and terms of use for technology companies. Ed Wright heads up the team’s non-contentious practice, while Martin Noble leads the team’s contentious offering.

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

Shakespeare Martineau LLP provides ‘personalised and professional advice’ across a broad range of intellectual property issues, and has a particularly strong IP litigation capability. On the non-contentious side, the firm acts for clients operating in a range of sectors, including manufacturing, telecoms, media and broadcasting. The team also undertakes a significant amount of IP work for universities. Ed Wright heads up the team’s non-contentious IP practice. Martin Noble has specialist expertise in policing online infringements (including social media websites).

East Midlands > Corporate and commercial > Corporate and commercial: Nottingham and Derby

With a clear focus on the healthcare, life sciences and logistics industries, Shakespeare Martineau LLP advises clients on sales, acquisitions, and a broad range of commercial agreements. The firm has particularly strong expertise assisting clients with IP agreements and enforcement proceedings. Duncan James advises regional entrepreneurs and growing businesses on M&A, structuring and succession issues. Ed Wright is known for advising a diverse range of clients, including businesses and universities, on all areas of IP. Roger Harcourt leads the firm’s dedicated healthcare group.