Sunday, December 4, 2022

New head of intellectual property for rradar

rradar, the litigation and commercial law firm which specialises in digital and insurance innovation, has appointed Emma Yates as its new head of intellectual property.

rradar’s head office is in Hull, with other UK offices in Leeds, Glasgow, Birmingham and Leicester, with the firm now employing over 160 staff across its locations.

Richard Crabb, rradar’s chief operating officer, said: “I am delighted to announce that Emma Yates has joined rradar as head of intellectual property. She brings a wealth of expertise, having established herself as an intellectual property (IP) law specialist, with a particular focus on disputes.

“Before joining rradar, Emma was a senior associate (IP Litigation and Defamation) with Irwin Mitchell in Leeds where she represented the full spectrum of clients from small owner-managed businesses, to large corporations in relation to IP and defamation disputes and advisory matters in the UK and EU (prior to Brexit).

“IP is a high value and fast growing niche area in the legal landscape, and represents a specialist growth area for rradar that will contribute to the continued expansion of the business and support our vision within the insurance and non-insurance arenas.”

Emma said: “I am delighted to be joining rradar at such an exciting time, particularly at a critical part of its growth. After meeting the leadership team, it’s clear to me that the firm is committed to offering a different, smarter and competitive way of managing intellectual property issues for its clients.

“rradar has a fantastic reputation within the legal sector in the UK and it is a privilege to be joining such a well-respected firm. This is a tremendous opportunity for me and I look forward to establishing rradar as one of the leading and most-respected IP advisers in the north of England and beyond.”

Gary Gallen, rradar’s founder and Chief Executive Officer, added: “Emma’s significant appointment further demonstrates that rradar is always at the cutting edge of our sector and that we are in pole position to support our clients with whatever issues they face.

“As one of the fastest-growing law firms in the country, we are very proud of what we are achieving – and what we have achieved at rradar in the 10 years since the company was founded. Our business growth, underpinned by increased turnover and an expanding workforce, is both swift and sustainable. We now have the potential and the expertise to scale-up to be a global player within the legal sector, as we strengthen our customer services and solutions as part of our five-year strategic plan.”

Before joining Irwin Mitchell in 2015 Emma trained in London and studied at University College London and the University of Pennsylvania.

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