Bond Dickinson expands intellectual property team

Bond Dickinson has expanded its Leeds-based intellectual property team, recruiting from rival Walker Morris.

The national law firm has added three positions to the team since appointing Patrick Cantrill as intellectual property partner in May.

Samantha Lucas, Rachel Hearson and Amy Galloway are set to join Bond Dickinson in the coming months. All four join from Walker Morris.

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Ms Lucas has been appointed solicitor and will focus on litigation. She has experience of high-profile patent and intellectual property cases, including the 2013 dispute between band members over the rights to the Wishbone Ash name.

Rachel Hearson is a UK and European trade mark attorney who qualified with patent attorneys Urquhart-Dykes and Lord before joining Walker Morris.

Amy Galloway has been recruited as a trainee trade mark attorney.

Mark Pearce, head of intellectual property, said: “We are focused on growth and further recruitment as we cement the position of Bond Dickinson as a major force on the UK IP scene.”