Selina Hinchliffe > Browne Jacobson LLP > Nottingham, England > Lawyer Profile

Browne Jacobson LLP

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Partner, Selina, joined Browne Jacobson in January 2017 having spent over 10 years at Eversheds Sutherland LLP.

She advises on all IP rights across transactional and advisory matters.  This includes, licensing, exploitation and monetisation of IP (including taking security and pension trust transactions relating to IP), Research & Development, collaborations, IP holding company reorganisations, IP aspects of corporate transactions and joint ventures in addition to IP strategy advise.

Her work highlights have included advising Starbucks US on the purchase of a European food brand portfolio and licensing structures for new high end roastery chains; Yum!! on its innovation contracts relating to new food and store concepts for one of its brands; the National Grid Group on all its innovation R & D contracts, including the regulated funding aspects; Severn Trent Water on its R & D strategy and contracts; Mirion Corporation on the IP aspects of the purchase of nuclear decommissioning equipment.

Selina has experience of working in house with Experian Limited where she was part of the EMEA legal team which involved working and advising on technology and IP matters in a number of foreign territories.

Since joining Browne Jacobson she has been advising Albumedix Limited on all its IP matters, this has included licensing deals, purchase of potential IP and collaborations; Supra UK Limited on a number of patent licensing deals; Red Box Recorders on a full IP Audit and Insight Analytics Limited on a number of collaborations arrangements and IP licensing.

Selina has a diploma in Intellectual Property Law from Oxford University and was ranked as a recommended lawyer in IAM Patent 1000 noted as providing “sound practical, pragmatic and cost effective transactional advice” and as “great at explaining intricate legal issues to laypeople”.   She speaks at the firms patent seminars and has written several articles on IP issues in transactional matters, joint ventures and the energy sector.


  • Eversheds LLP
  • Experian Limited
  • Eversheds LLP


  • LLB (Hons), The University of Nottingham
  • Legal Practice Course, Nottingham Law School
  • Diploma in Intellectual Property Law and Practice, Oxford University

Lawyer Rankings

London > TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Brand management

Browne Jacobson LLP has a strong national reputation for its trade mark dispute work, having recently represented LEVC (formerly the London Taxi Vehicle Corporation) in a widely reported trade mark dispute with Frazer-Nash and Ecotive involving the famous shape of black cabs. Declan Cushley leads the national practice from Birmingham and focuses on non-contentious IP. Other key figures include IP litigators Cerryg Jones and Mark Daniels and transactional lawyers Alex Watt and Selina Hinchliffe, who advise on licensing, sponsorship and advertising issues and portfolio management. Bonita Trimmer and associate Giles Parsons are the other names to note for IP and designs disputes.

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

Browne Jacobson LLP is widely recognised as a market-leading powerhouse for corporate and commercial work, a reputation reflected by its outstanding track record of advising on n high-profile matters. Its diverse client roster includes private equity houses and management teams, international corporates, listed companies and local businesses. Gavin Cummings heads up the firm’s private sector practice. Another key figure is Nigel Blackwell, who has expertise in private equity transactions, such as MBOs/MBIs and investor-led buyouts. Mark Hughes is also recommended for his private equity deal experience. The healthcare sector is a notable area of strength of the firm; Oliver Pritchard acts for public, private and third sector healthcare organisations. Recently appointed head of business services Richard Medd specialises in advising public authorities on matters such as incorporations, and constitutional and governance issues. The firm also stands out in the commercial sphere, with its wide-ranging workload including agency and distribution agreements, franchise agreements and consumer protection matters; Paula Dumbill and Selina Hinchliffe are names to note. Victoria Gaskell and Helen Morgan are among the highly regarded associates at the firm.