We are delighted to announce effective 1 January, 2021, Sarah Gilkes will be promoted to Partner, bringing the firm’s total number of partners to 22.
Sarah is an experienced commercial and intellectual property lawyer, focused on the protection and commercialisation of intellectual property and technology assets. She works with entrepreneurs and established businesses across a broad range of industries including technology, e-commerce, manufacturing, FMCG and entertainment. Sarah’s primary focus is on complex IP and technology transactions, including cross-border intellectual property licensing, distribution, software procurement and outsourcing arrangements. Sarah also acts in contentious IP matters, having represented clients in matters before the Federal Court and IP Australia, as well as in multi-jurisdictional IP disputes.
Managing Partner, Nick Humphrey said: “We are delighted to promote Sarah to Partner, recognising the commitment and dedication she has demonstrated to delivering exceptional service to clients, while continuing to live and breathe our values-based model. We are also thrilled to continue our growth trajectory at the Group level, with our holding company, Halo Group Holdings acquiring MacMillan Trade Marks this week.”
Over the past year, Hamilton Locke has appointed 11 new partners, and this growth continued throughout COVID-19, with the appointment of six partners occurring in the past six months.