WE INVEST TIME AND RESOURCES IN DEVELOPING A DEEP UNDERSTANDING OF OUR CLIENTS COMMERCIAL PRIORITIES, AND IN ENSURING THAT LEGAL ADVICE IS TAILORED AND RELEVANT TO OUR CLIENTS’ INTERNAL PROCESSES.
Anna Skurczynska, Founder Director
Anna has a broad practice across all areas of Intellectual Property but with a particular focus on digital copyright, branding, database rights, privacy, and media law. She advises a wide range of clients from start-ups to multi-national corporations on exploitation and protection of intellectual property assets.
Anna trained and qualified as a solicitor at White & Case, starting her career in the mergers & acquisitions team where she developed a keen interest in transactions involving IP assets. She continued to build and broaden her IP law practice at White & Case, and subsequently at Berwin Leighton Paisner. Anna’s legal experience was greatly developed by her in-house role as the EMEA Corporate Counsel for Branded Entertainment Network (previously Corbis Images) in the years 2011 to 2016. She provided legal advice and managed litigation on issues relating to image licensing, photojournalism, commercial rights clearances, product placement and social media influencer campaigns. She also shared Board-level management and financial oversight of the Branded Entertainment Network companies in the EMEA region.
Anna lectures on Media Law at the University of the Arts and is an active public speaker on matters relating to copyright and in particular copyright reform in the UK and EU. In that connection, she drafted submissions and legislative proposals on behalf of the British Association of Picture Libraries and Agencies (BAPLA). She is also an active member of the British Copyright Council.
David Evans, Director
David is an experienced and trusted employment lawyer, who is independently recognized and recommended for his work advising employers and senior executives by both Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners.
David has nearly 20 years of experience advising on all aspects of employment law and is noted for his commercial and pragmatic approach to managing and diffusing sensitive employment issues. He does this while fully protecting the interests and reputation of his clients.
David has experience of acting for employers across all sectors, however, he has a particular following in high value privately owned businesses, whether in private equity, family office, real estate, technology or manufacturing. This discreet trusted adviser role has also helped him develop an extensive senior executive practice over the past decade, built largely on word of mouth reputation.
Isabel Livermore, Office Administrator
Isabel handles all aspects of secretarial support and office administration. Isabel is in the final year of her CILEx Level 3 Legal Secretarial Diploma at North Kent College, and she combines her studies with her work at Open Plan Law. In her spare time, she enjoys dance and performing arts.
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