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Research & Development

Research & Development


The geographical location of our offices means that we are ideally situated to work with some of the UK’s leading research and development organisations, across a wide range of technology-related projects. 

For many of our clients, whether they are commercial bodies or not-for-profit entities, R&D is often one of their most costly investments, but ultimately one that can bring significant benefits, in terms of creating IP portfolios, trade secrets and know-how, that will help them to achieve future revenue generation.

We advise on almost all areas of R&D projects, from the IP aspects of joint ventures and strategic alliances, to the contract terms for collaborative R&D agreements and complex funding arrangements with related R&D tax credits.

We understand the often complicated networks of relationships that sit behind most R&D projects, and our Technology team is experienced in helping you to deal with these relationships, to take steps to protect their investment, and to successfully exploit the project outcomes.

Key Contacts

Andrew Priest - Partner

Andrew Priest


+44 (0)1223 532746

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Latest testimonials

"Andrew is an excellent lawyer who understands the legal and technical aspects of IT whilst never losing sight of the commercial big picture. His MBA background gives him a valuable "edge" in dealing with numbers as well as words, together with useful insight into business issues”. (Comment from a consultant contact)

“Andrew was well able to offer sound advice that was practical, and did not just represent the technical legalities. Clearly Andrew understands the legal side as well as anyone, but he also has a wider perspective to contribute, which is refreshing”. (Comment from a client)

"Andrew Priest is a really valuable addition to the firm's IP expertise, with deep industry understanding and a sharp legal mind." (Comment from Legal 500)

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