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Sarah Birkbeck



Sarah specialises in the resolution of IP and IT disputes. She is an experienced commercial litigator with particular expertise in handling disputes concerning misuse of confidential information and reputation management issues. She regularly provides bespoke inhouse training for clients and speaks at inhouse Counsel events on the exploitation and enforcement of IP, reputation and crisis management.

Recent highlights

  • DMG (Events) UK Ltd – successful strike-out of a multi-million pound copyright infringement claim brought by an author 
  • Advising numerous high street fashion and home design retailers on the protection and enforcement of their intellectual property rights
  • Discreet crisis management advice for numerous businesses, individuals and educational establishments
  • Advising numerous professional services firms on the enforceability of restrictive covenants, and dealing with interim injunctive relief applications and claims for damages arising from disputes concerning alleged breaches of post-termination restrictions