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Virtuoso Legal: The 10 Year Journey

Virtuoso Legal is the brainchild of founder and principal Elizabeth Ward. After receiving a technical education in genetics and cell biology, then working for 10 years in the healthcare business; Liz practiced at two leading law firms specialising in IP. It was at this point that she realised many businesses weren’t getting the legal advice they needed to protect their IP – and that dedicated support was urgently required.

Liz decided to set up her own boutique firm concentrating solely on: IP, IT and commercial law.

Virtuoso Legal started trading in May 2007.

Operating a purely specialist practice allowed Virtuoso to focus in. This has helped the firm to provide clients with cost-effective and objective advice from day 1. The firm has been highly-valued for its focus on clients’ commercial outcomes – above all else. This is a core ideal that has remained at the heart of all of its work.

As a result; Virtuoso Legal has operated at the forefront of IP matters for 10 years. It has also championed the value of IP in business – in its words and actions. Virtuoso Legal has become highly regarded in legal circles – receiving frequent accolades and recommendations for its elite expertise.

Highlights include:

Virtuoso Legal is on the nominated panel for a leading IP insurance company as a key infringement advisor.

The firm is instructed by fellow professionals such as: patent agents, trade mark attorneys, accountants and other lawyers; to assist clients with their IP strategy in company acquisitions and disposals.

VL solicitors regularly contribute articles and lectures on the commercialisation and defence of intellectual property.

Virtuoso were involved in Europe’s first “Intellectual Property Auction”, on 1 June 2007, in London.

Additionally, Virtuoso have been (and continue to be) regularly asked to advise government organisations. These include:

  • Business Link
  • UK Trade and Investment (UKTI)
  • The Department for Business Enterprise and Regulatory Reform

Virtuoso Legal are nominated for IP Team of the Year in The Lawyer Magazine Awards 2017. This is notable as Virtuoso were the only boutique to be nominated and appeared alongside industry giants. (Allen & Overy, DLA Piper, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Gowling WLG, Herbert Smith Freehills and Hogan Lovells).

Now approaching its 10th year – Virtuoso Legal continues to lead the pack in IP matters. Fundamental to this is Virtuoso’s solicitors unmatched: experience, expertise and insight into intellectual property.

For more information, call to speak to one of our intellectual property solicitors.