Head Legal Counsel, Joanne Frears is a highly experienced technology law solicitor who works with award winning innovation companies to protect and commercialise their IP rights.
With over 20 years’ experience working in the City with start-ups and scale ups, Joanne has been through many business cycles and is described as “a tenacious, high skilled lawyer who adds considerable value and most importantly, gets things done'.
Joanne is a regular speaker at technology conferences and contributor to the legal press. She is co-author of several books on legal matters including recent publications, “Building the Data Driven Law Firm”; “Blockchain for the Legal Profession”; “Career Development for Women Lawyers” and “Business Development for Lawyers”.
Joanne is as well is a visiting professor at Aston University and a visiting professional at Reading University and the Worshipful Company of Goldmiths. She is a member of the IBA and has a Masters in comparative EU, UK, and US IP law.