Hewitsons hires Minter Ellison IP specialist

Cambridge-based Hewitson Becke + Shaw has hired intellectual property (IP) partner Mark Elmslie from Minter Ellison in Australia. Elmslie spent 12 years in London, including three years as a partner with Finers Stephens Innocent, before returning to his native Australia in 2000 to become special counsel to the IP group of Minter Ellison. “Clients are increasingly realising that there is no need for them to use City firms to find the highest levels of IP expertise,” said Elmslie. First revealed on www.thelawyer.com/lawyernews on 12 November