Lewis Silkin has announced the appointment of Aaron Trebble as legal director in the firm’s intellectual property team based in Leeds. Aaron’s appointment marks the expansion of Lewis Silkin’s IP360 service to the city, further enhancing its offering to creative and innovative businesses in the north of England.
Joining Lewis Silkin from DLA Piper, Aaron is an experienced IP litigator as well as an expert in contentious data protection matters. Whilst his experience covers a broad range of sectors, he has a particular focus on issues affecting software, video games and technology businesses, including technology issues in the public sector.
Aaron has extensive experience of high court and county court proceedings, including applying for and defending applications for urgent injunctions and other interim relief, as well as securing and executing search orders and freezing injunctions with respect to anti-counterfeiting.
Lewis Silkin was launched in Leeds in May 2023, and the firm’s IP practice has expanded in the north of England under the leadership of partner Laura Harper. Laura joined the firm’s Manchester office in 2023.
Jo Farmer, joint managing partner at Lewis Silkin, commented: “We are very pleased to welcome Aaron to Lewis Silkin. We’ve seen real momentum building following our launch in Leeds, and the addition of an IP offering in the city is the logical next step to enhance our client offering in the region – supported by Laura Harper in Manchester.”
Aaron Trebble, legal director at Lewis Silkin, commented: “Lewis Silkin has built an enviable reputation for working with technology and IP-rich businesses, ranging from dynamic startups to complex multinational brands. Joining the firm and helping to bring this offering and experience into Leeds, and beyond, is incredibly exciting.”