Flying the Flag! Liz Ward Speaks on Exporting.

November 20, 2014

Liz at UKTI

Our very own Elizabeth Ward was flying the flag as she lectured at the recent Export Week event organised by the UK Trade and Investment department.

Wearing her bespoke Anita Massarella Union Jack dress Liz spoke to a packed crowd of delegates on the importance of Intellectual Property when looking to export.

The Key points of her presentation were:

1. What is Intellectual Property and why is it important to the UK?

2. Where is the Value in your Business?

3. Why does your IP become crucial when you export?

4. Registering IP is only half the story. Why good contracts matter.

Here at Virtuoso Legal we are big believers in exporting and regularly work with UKTI and other organisations to really highlight the values that exporting can bring to a business.

Not only have we helped people start exporting we have also worked tirelesly to pick up the pieces when it all goes horribly wrong.

Unfortunately not all of our clients come to us before they begin exporting and to often find that businesses are having their good ideas stolen and exploited.

If you would like advice on exporting or are interested in having Liz speak at one of your events please do not hesitate to get in touch by using the details on our contact page.


This is the news from Virtuoso Legal!

November 11, 2014

As you may have gathered 2014 has been a busy year for us at Virtuoso Legal and the end of the year is no exception. In late November we move from our lovely offices at 31 Harrogate Road, Chapel Allerton. These have been a fantastic place to work and although they’re a great location sadly they’re no longer big enough for all of us.

As of 1 December 2014, our new address will be:

Virtuoso Legal Limited
Grove House
Mansion Gate Drive

Our wonderful new location, which has been brilliantly converted into offices, was the old nurses home at the former Chapel Allerton hospital. We look forward to inviting you to a welcome party in January 2015. As my mother was a nurse I’m sure she’d be pleased to see them put to good use if she were still around!

2 New Appointments!

We would like to welcome on board 2 new staff members…

Catherine Bell, a former barrister and in house lawyer and director at Chrysalis Records in London is joining us part time after a family career break. Catherine has extensive experience of the music industry and as an IP lawyer dealing with commercial copyrights and trade marks. Catherine now lives in North Yorkshire and lists her hobbies as keeping rare breed pigs!

John Burchill runs his own law firm but is our first franchising consultant. John’s experience includes helping Domino’s Pizzas and The Body Shop with their franchising. If you are thinking of franchising your business then do get in touch!

Interested in Exporting?

Elizabeth Ward & John Burchill will be talking to exporters on Friday of this week in Leeds at an event run by UKTI.

The event is expected to be of particular interest to retailers and it starts at 8:30am at Everyman in Trinity Leeds, with the well known Leeds e-tailer Joe Brown.

The event finishes at 2pm after a final talk by Philip Evans of the World famous Ramsden’s story of a fish and chip seller fame.

Click here for further details or email us 

You can also book your place here