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Clarke Willmott LLP

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Susan Hall

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Clarke Willmott LLP

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Intellectual Property


Susan Hall is a partner in Clarke Willmott solicitors' Manchester Intellectual Property team specialising in information & communications technology.

North West: Corporate and commercial

Corporate and commercial: Manchester

Within: Corporate and commercial: Manchester

Clarke Willmott LLP is regularly instructed by SME clients on M&A deals, and also handles disposals for equity investors and management teams, and the team is noted for its financial services expertise, as well as its technology sector nous. The team was instructed by BOXT Limited, and its management team, on the acquisition of a minority stake in the company, by Robert Bosch UK Holdings; acted for the seller on the £4m share disposal of Ken Brown Motors to Now Investment Group; and advised Hopecrest Holdings on its disposal of Aztec Aerosols to Instarmac. Meetoo Limited, Dunlop Systems & Components and Aluminium Developments Group are also clients. Team head Ed Foulkes has ‘deep understanding and empathy of the positions of vendor and buyer’ and is experienced in transactions across the financial services, technology and renewable energy sectors, while Helen Tse is noted for cross-border China-UK mandates. Susan Hall handles ICT agreements and  commercial contract work, and heads the technology practice.

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North West: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

IT and telecoms

Within: Leading individuals

Susan Hall - Clarke Willmott LLP

Within: IT and telecoms

Clarke Willmott LLP  is one of the ‘leading departments outside of London in this practice area and is equal to any department in London’. The ‘extremely responsiveSusan Hall  is ‘quick to turn things around and has an unrivalled experience of this area and an ability to master the technical detail. You want her on your side’. Hall has considerable expertise in data protection, social media and cyber security issues. Senior associate Andrew Stone  has an ‘incredible ability to master the technical detail which clients are very impressed with’. Highlights included advising the Berkeley Group (a large FTSE company) in carrying out an ongoing programme of technology refresh and replacement. This is a rolling programme and involves several major and high-value contracts in core infrastructure. Meetoo, Devon and Cornwall Housing and Informed Solutions Limited are also clients.

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Intellectual property

Within: Intellectual property

Clarke Willmott LLP has an ‘extremely knowledgeable and efficient team that is commercially and legally smart and tactically astute’. Team head Roy Crozier’s ‘knowledge and experience in IP is exceptional; he has proven to be an expert litigator, is very commercial and understands the bigger picture and the tactical priorities for the client’. Senior associate Andrew Stone  is ‘excellent- he has great attention to detail, is great to work with, reliable and is a good client manager who is completely committed to his clients’ cases’. For ‘patent and design right litigation this is a very good team, the lawyers understand the case, the priorities for the client and the legal arguments that are being run’. Susan Hall  is ‘pragmatic and result-orientated’. It acts for a wide range of businesses including household names such as UGG Australia, Fred Perry, Superdry and ghd. It is ‘one of the best IP teams outside of London’.

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