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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.

Sarah qualified as a solicitor in 1999.

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

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  • 01/04/2019
    Irwin Mitchell Holds 'Routes Into A Law Firm' Event

    “This was a great event and we intend to run similar events in the future. The team of presenters really enjoyed working together to reach this audience which after all is the potential future of the firm. “The students and their parents and the presenters and other members of the office all took the time to network and ask plenty of questions too, and the nature of the event and opportunity to speak to and follow up with people who work within a national law firm clearly resonated with the audience. “The message was that whatever your chosen route into a law firm, and whether you had a degree or not or were a career changer there is plenty of opportunity and support to follow your chosen career path.”

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  • 03/09/2018
    Irwin Mitchell To Exhibit At Crawley Careers Fair

    “We are excited to be part of such a brilliant event and we’re really looking forward to speaking to students from within the local community and playing our role in helping to raise awareness of the opportunities that exist for them here. “Irwin Mitchell has highly successful graduate and apprenticeship schemes and we believe this event will help us connect with even more talented people who are interested about forging a successful career in law.”

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