This blog was born in 2011. Our trainee at the time, AnnMarie Humphries, took on the task of designing it. She applied her usual high standards to a task that fell well outside the typical job description of a trainee solicitor, and came up with a very handsome design that is still in use today.
Six years on, AnnMarie has a new title and role – that of Associate Partner. IP Draughts can’t honestly claim that this promotion is due to her work on this blog, but it is a visual illustration of her many skills. Below is our offical notice. Congratulations to AnnMarie!
AnnMarie joined us as a trainee solicitor in 2011, after 9 years working as a graduate trainee and then a commercial manager at Unilever. She has a masters degree in engineering from the University of Bath. She re-qualified as a solicitor early in 2013.
AnnMarie has broad experience of working with our high-tech, life-science and university clients on commercial and intellectual property matters. She has developed a particular specialism working with the gaming and gambling sector, including dealing with their commercial transactions and regulatory issues. Her earlier experience of commercial management, including instructing external lawyers, gives her invaluable insights, which our clients have welcomed.
We are delighted to recognise AnnMarie’s contribution to the firm through this new job title.