Birketts recruits contentious intellectual property specialist

Maria Peyman has joined the commercial litigation team at top 100 law firm Birketts as a senior associate.


Maria specialises in advising clients in relation to disputes arising from or in connection with various intellectual property rights, including copyright, trade marks, and design rights. She also advises in relation to passing off and breach of confidence, and the exploitation and protection of intellectual property generally.


Commenting on her appointment, Maria said: “Birketts is regularly listed in the top bandings in the leading legal directories for commercial litigation and has more ranked contentious lawyers than any other firm in East Anglia. I’m thrilled to be joining a team and firm with a reputation for excellence that represents a large number of national and international businesses, organisations and individuals in a wide range of cases.”


Matthew Atkins, partner at Birketts, said: “Birketts fields a team of over 50 lawyers engaged in litigation and the management of commercial disputes of one kind or another and Maria will be a fantastic addition to the team. The recruitment of such a highly qualified member of the team will help ensure that the team continues to offer our clients a premier legal offering when advising on the legal aspects of intellectual property disputes.”


Maria is based at the firm’s Cambridge office but supports colleagues across Birketts’ four offices: Ipswich, Chelmsford, Cambridge and Norwich.

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