New IP lawyer at Leicester niche law firm

Sarah Dacre

A new Leicester niche commercial law practice has appointed an Intellectual Property (IP) lawyer.

Sarah Dacre joins city-based Southall Hathaway & Co as an associate and is a leading chartered trade mark attorney and European trade mark and design attorney with some 20 years’ experience.

Dacre said: “My career to date spans both the private sector and in-house, so I’m well versed in understanding corporate risk appetites, plus advising (and educating) top directors on maximising their business assets and the likes of co-branding and joint venture strategies, but especially brand protection and enforcement – including both clearance and registration.

“But now is the right time to get in at the start of something new, fresh and forward thinking, because Southall Hathaway & Co is that rare breed of niche practice that concentrates on what it’s good at and where it can make a real difference. I have a real and personal opportunity to input and contribute to the growth and direction of the company and further develop myself, as our close knit IP team aims much higher in this increasingly important/diverse area of law.”

The firm’s owner and managing partner, Stuart Southall said: “Sarah is a kindred spirit and I have no doubt her considerable knowledge, drive and determination can help make Southall Hathaway & Co a major player in Intellectual Property law. What she doesn’t know about the complexities and business worth of designs, copyright and trade mark security isn’t worth knowing – and her appointment greatly excites me.”