The Cheltenham-based law firm BPE has recently promoted two of its solicitors to Partner status, bringing the number of partners in the firm to 21. Jason Stratford - Lysandrides heads up the firm’s Intellectual Property team whilst Natalie Claridge leads the Lender Services team at BPE.
“Jason and Natalie have been promoted to Partner in recognition of their success in growing their areas of expertise at BPE,” explained John Workman, Senior Partner at BPE. “Jason’s expertise at protecting and enforcing clients’ intellectual property, both in the UK and overseas, deserves the recognition this promotion gives. Equally, Natalie and her team’s work with our banking and finance clients, helping them with recovery of property related debt, have seen client wins and a growing portfolio of work undertaken.”
The promotions come at a time of expansion at the firm, with new offices at the Bath and Bristol Science Park and a number of new arrivals in the coming months:
“The trading conditions in the UK obviously remain very tough, but indications from our commercial clients are that opportunities are again being more actively sought and optimism is, very slowly, starting to return”, concluded John.
Jason Stratford - Lysandrides is well-versed in commercial matters; Jason has particular expertise in intellectual property law. He advises on brand protection, copyright, confidentiality, data protection, e-commerce, licensing, patents, trade marks and in connection with websites. He has acted for a number of UK superbrands includingprominent businesses and public sector organisations. Jason also provides intellectual property advice to many of the leading scientific academies and learned societies in the UK. He has been described in the UK independent Legal 500 directory in 2011 as ‘competent, articulate, thorough, plain talking and very approachable’. Jason is doing a Master Class for the Chamber on 15th May on IP/Brand Protection.
Natalie Claridge is called upon for support and guidance by staff, clients and their agents, particularly on complex cases. Highly experienced residential property lawyer and manager who has an exacting attention to detail and quality of service that is always combined with a commercial approach. Constantly looking for ways to streamline processes and procedures and provide innovative ways to offer added value to clients. Qualified for 21 years - specialising in residential property - previously headed up & managed the volume residential conveyancing dept at BPE which dealt with over 400 sales/purchases per month.