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The Sustainable Innovation Fund is launched by government

At the end of June, the government unveiled the £200 million Sustainable Innovation Fund to help innovative businesses bounce back following the Covid-19 pandemic. On 27 June 2020, the government launched the Sustainable Innovation Fund to drive forward cutting-edge new technology following the coronavirus crisis. The fund is intended to develop new sustainable opportunities for […]

The Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme: Seeing through the fog

By Adrian Howells Following the Government’s announcement of The Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS), you will no doubt have found yourself inundated with communications about this from a variety of different firms, ourselves included. Whilst these communications set out the facts as listed on the British Business Banks (BBB) website, there is nevertheless a […]

Swiss IP Newsletter July 2020

“SWISS RE – WE MAKE THE WORLD MORE RESILIENT” – Trademark found not to be misleading without a limitation of the services to Swiss origin.




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Kerry Westland, Addleshaw Goddard

From paralegal to partner in nine years: Addleshaws’ Westland among eight promotions

Addleshaw Goddard has promoted eight lawyers in 2019, including its head of innovation Kerry Westland who started out as a paralegal in the firm’s fledgling transactional services team (TST) in 2010. The promotions are UK-centric, featuring just two new partners in Addleshaws’ overseas offices. The firm has made up commercial disputes lawyer Jamie Kellick in Oman […]

Addleshaws senior partner staves off challenge to claim second term

Addleshaw Goddard has voted in senior partner Charles Penney for a further four years in the role, after a contested election process. Penney faced competition from Michael Leftley, who heads the employment, incentives & immigration group in London. The new term lasts until April 2023, during which time managing partner John Joyce will face a […]

John Joyce Addleshaw Goddard

Addleshaws’ highest earner pay rebounds to £1m

Addleshaw Goddard‘s LLP filings show a return to form for the firm, with its highest paid partner once again taking home a £1m share of the profits. The firm’s most recent accounts reveal an overall rebound after a disappointing set of results in 2016/17, which saw the highest paid partner’s remuneration shrink by 29.5 per cent […]

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