With immediate effect, Stephen Brett and AnnMarie Humphries have become partners in the firm. They join Mark, Paul and Lisa. IP Draughts is delighted that Stephen and AnnMarie have agreed to be partners in what is now a five-partner firm.
Stephen Brett has been with Anderson Law as a consultant since 2011. He was previously the senior in-house lawyer at what is now called Oxford University Innovations, for a 5-year period. He has a first degree in law from the University of Oxford and an LLM in computer law from Queen Mary, University of London. As well as working with the range of clients that Anderson Law has, he has developed a specialist practice working with NHS Trusts and government agencies.
AnnMarie Humphries joined Anderson Law as a trainee in 2011. She had previously spent 9 years at Unilever in various senior management roles, having started as a management trainee. She has a masters degree in chemical and bioprocess engineering with environmental management from the University of Bath, and is currently studying part-time for an LLM in intellectual property law from the University of Edinburgh. As well as working with the range of clients that Anderson Law has, she has developed a specialist practice working with computer games companies on transactional and regulatory issues.
One of AnnMarie’s first duties as a trainee was to design this website!
The firm has grown steadily since IP Draughts started it in his front room in Richmond, London, nearly 25 years ago. In 2000, the firm moved to Shillingford in Oxfordshire. In 2011, we converted to an LLP, when Paul became a partner. A couple of years later, Lisa joined the partnership.
We now have 12 people, and 2 new trainees will be joining us later in the year. This makes us one of the largest transactional IP practices in the country. Our main client groups include:
- growing, high-tech companies (including life-science companies)
- computer-games companies and their investors
- universities and hospitals
- government agencies
- overseas law firms
Our core values are simple: technical excellence, high standards of service, and a straightforward approach, delivered by engaging lawyers who have good industry knowledge.