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Lesley Hall, Consultant at Penningtons Manches


Lesley is a consultant in the commercial, IP and IT team in London. She specialises in non-contentious intellectual property, IT and commercial law including trade mark and branding issues, franchising, copyright and patent licensing, product liability and EU and UK competition law. She has particular expertise in the chemicals, plastics, retail and technology sectors and advises on a range of sustainable technologies for a variety of energy projects.

She acts for a broad range of entrepreneurial companies including spin-out companies that develop and supply cutting-edge technologies worldwide, high profile retailers with global brands, and IT companies developing and supplying software. She advises them on protecting their intellectual property rights and on all the agreements required in order to get their products manufactured and into the global marketplace. This includes manufacturing, licensing, collaboration, joint development and distribution agreements.

Lesley is a member of the Turkish British Chamber of Commerce & Industry and the Institute of Directors and speaks French and Turkish. She is recognised in the commercial contracts section of The Legal 500 as being 'commercially strong, hugely persistent, and IP savvy' and is a recommended lawyer in the franchising section.

Recent work highlights

  • Advising Greensphere Capital LLP on a 5.1 MW capacity anaerobic digestion plant in Teesside, the UK Green Investment Bank’s first investment.
  • Acting for a Turkish celebrity chef in relation to the exclusive franchise of the Jamie’s Italian brand in Turkey.
  • Advising the largest UK independent petrol company on its various brand licensing and fuel supply agreements.
  • Acting for various Unilever spin-out companies on development strategies and complex intellectual property issues in various development, manufacturing and supply arrangements worldwide.

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Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP is a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales with registered number OC311575 and is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority.

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