Thomas Eggar Appoints New IP Litigation Partner

Leading law firm Thomas Eggar LLP today announces the appointment of a new Partner to lead Litigation for Intellectual Property within two of the firm’s key sectors.
The appointment of Sarah Birkbeck, a specialist IP, IT and media lawyer will bolster the firm’s offering to both the Media and Technology sectors, expanding our offering to clients on one of the key issues within the market. Sarah has acted for many high profile organisations including BSkyB, Arcadia and United Press International.
Based in Thomas Eggar’s London office, Sarah is responsible for all areas of litigation within the media and technology teams. The restructure reflects Thomas Eggar’s strong reputation in representing fast growth digital media companies as well as the industry-wide convergence of technological and media issues.
Previously a longstanding Partner at DMH Stallard, Sarah was instrumental in building the IP/IT team from 2001; a division that was repeatedly voted the top IP/IT team in the South East in the past few years. Sarah’s extensive and varied expertise includes advising on the prevention and management of disputes involving intellectual property rights, (particularly design right, copyright and trade marks), information technology, misuse of confidential information, breaches of restrictive covenants and reputation management.
Vicky Brackett, incoming Managing Partner for Thomas Eggar, said: “Sarah’s impressive IP pedigree and industry expertise are a perfect match for Thomas Eggar as we consolidate our sector-led approach nationwide.”     
Sarah added: “This is a great opportunity to bring together two exceptional teams and I’m looking forward to building on Thomas Eggar’s track record across these key fast growth sectors. My role will be to boost the existing strong litigation offering and to harness the huge opportunities in these sectors by ensuring we continue to find creative, insight-driven, solutions to our clients’ requirements.”
A nationwide law firm, Thomas Eggar has offices in London, Gatwick, Chichester, Newbury, Southampton and Worthing.
About Thomas Eggar
Thomas Eggar LLP is a firm that seeks out creative business and legal solutions for commercial organisations and private individuals.
We take a refreshing approach to client relationships and have industry-specific expertise in Retail, Insurance, Finance, Manufacturing & Logistics, Sports & Media, Healthcare and Life Sciences, Hotels & Leisure and Technology, as well as a nationally renowned, award winning Private Client practice.
By thinking differently and truly understanding our clients’ needs and their industry, we are able to deliver inspiring results.
Thomas Eggar is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and is Lexcel and Investors in People accredited.
Thomas Eggar LLP has over 500 people based in the South of England and is a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales under registered number OC326278 whose registered office is at The Corn Exchange, Baffin’s Lane, Chichester, West Sussex, PO19 1GE (VAT number 991259583).