Lupton Fawcett expands IP and commercial and private client teams

Lupton Fawcett expands IP and commercial and private client teams

Yorkshire law firm Lupton Fawcett has expanded its intellectual property and commercial and private client teams with the appointments of Lauren Waterman and Charlene Vilia.

After graduating from the University of York, Waterman qualified as a solicitor in September 2020. She is experienced in all aspects of intellectual property, including trade mark, copyright and design rights, as well as commercial law. 

Waterman joins the Leeds office of Lupton Fawcett and will assist clients to identify, protect and capitalise on the intellectual property they have developed within brands, products, inventions, ideas, designs and creative works. She will also assist clients with commercial agreements. 

Clive Lawrence, head of intellectual property at  Lupton Fawcett, said: “I’m delighted to welcome Lauren to our specialist intellectual property and commercial team in Leeds.”

“She has gained experience across all aspects of intellectual property while completing her training, with notable achievements including success in the Court of Appeal. At Lupton Fawcett, our ethos is about putting our clients ahead, and Lauren is therefore the perfect fit for us.”

Vilia joins the firm’s Sheffield office as a senior solicitor.

She has worked as a private client solicitor since qualifying in 2012. She is experienced in all aspects of private client work and the administration of estates and tax planning advice.

Hugh Thompson, head of private client at Lupton Fawcett, said: “I’m delighted to welcome Charlene to our private client department. She has gained considerable experience since qualifying as a solicitor and will be an asset to our Sheffield team, putting our clients ahead by providing them with first class legal advice.”

Pictured: Lauren Waterman and Charlene Vilia
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