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Adam Morallee
Partner

Phone
0203 709 8956

Email
adam@brandsmiths.co.uk

Adam founded Brandsmiths in 2014. He is a strategic advisor to clients in the IP, Sports and Tech sectors, specialising in litigation. Adam is  a recommended leader in his field in Chambers and Legal 500, and is a London Super Lawyer. He is liked by clients for his "excellent advice and consistent follow-up" and regularly appears on TV and radio.
 
Adam has also founded businesses outside law, and holds a variety of non-executive director positions with organisations in the Tech and FMCG sectors.

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Hayley Griffin
Associate

Phone
0203 709 8957

Email
hayley@brandsmiths.co.uk

Hayley helped found and launch Brandsmiths.  Hayley works with clients in Sports, IP, and Litigation with a particular focus on working with start-ups and helping businesses in the tech sector fulfil their potential. During her training Hayley was seconded to Lucozade Ribena Suntory where she gained insight to the inner workings of a global business. 

Hayley regularly attends Hackathons across London providing legal insight and business advice. 

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Andy Lee
Senior Associate

Phone
0203 709 9001

Email
andy@brandsmiths.co.uk

Andy is an experienced IP litigator. He has a particular specialism in trade marks, passing off and copyright matters. Andy has led a number of reported, high profile IP cases including the famous Red Bus copyright case. Andy has also developed a practice in defamation, harassment and privacy matters.

Andy contributed to the book Copyright Law for Artists, Photographers and Designers (December 2010) written by Gillian Davies. 

He is the firm's IPLA representative contributing to submissions on both the effectiveness of current laws and proposals to change the law. He is currently part of a working party dealing with the potential impact of Brexit on Trade Marks. 

Andy has been asked to speak at UCL in January 2017 as part of a two day course " Privacy Online and Offline: The citizen, the Personal and the Public Interest" alongside a number of distinguished speakers. Details can be found at http://www.laws.ucl.ac.uk/event/privacy/



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Amy Brooks
Trainee Solicitor

Phone
0203 709 8959

Email
amy@brandsmiths.co.uk

Amy became a Trainee Solicitor in September 2016 and undertakes both contentious and non-contentious work. She has experience of working with high profile clients on IP and commercial matters, and has assisted closely on cases to obtain injunctive relief. 


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Ben Polak
Associate

Phone
0203 709 8958

Email
ben@brandsmiths.co.uk

Ben helped to found Brandsmiths after qualifying at an International firm. He advises clients across the Sports, Tech and IP sectors, acting for many of them in the High Court and before a range of sporting tribunals. Ben also specialises in the drafting and negotiation of commercial agreements.  

Ben provides sports law analysis for media outlets such as Sky Sports and is fluent in Spanish, Portuguese and French.  

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John Battersby
Associate

Phone
0161 457 1686

Email
john@brandsmiths.co.uk

John advises on a range of IP, media and commercial matters with a particular focus on litigation.

John has a wide breadth of experience; successfully advising international corporations to start-up businesses. He has also acted for a number of sports and media personalities. 

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Michael Forrester
Senior Associate

Phone
0203 709 9002

Email
michael@brandsmiths.co.uk

Michael helped found the Manchester office and provides pragmatic, results focused advice across a range of IP, media and commercial legal matters. 

Michael has particular expertise in contentious IP, Sport and injunction matters (including harassment orders). Michael also prepares and implements agreements for clients ranging from world renowned brands to companies in their first years of trading. Michael provides media commentary on IP issues for BBC One, BBC 5Live and The Guardian. 

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