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  • Published:
    24 November
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Kim Walker and David Vaughan appointment

Shakespeare Martineau, has strengthened its London office with the appointment of two high-profile specialist partners. 

Kim Walker and David Vaughan will join the firm later this month as part of its ongoing growth and commitment to investing in the capital.

Kim will head up Shakespeare Martineau’s commercial intellectual property team, bringing over 35 years of specialist knowledge in complex contractual arrangements and the licensing of technology. Previously partner at Bond Dickinson and Pinsent Masons, the accomplished lawyer specialises in a range of sectors including media, retail and technology.

Joining Shakespeare Martineau’s real estate litigation team, David will be advising on all aspects of commercial and property litigation matters. He joins from BLM, where he became renowned for his expertise in compulsory purchase compensation.

Victoria Tester, HR director at Shakespeare Martineau, said: “The increasing attention being paid to IP rights across many different industries and the steady rise in commercial property deals following the referendum mean that Kim and David’s hires couldn’t come at a better time.

“Both partners are highly regarded in their fields of expertise and will be significant additions to our London office. Their wealth of experience will enhance our client service offering and will help to grow the practice further.”

The duo’s hire follows a notable period of growth for Shakespeare Martineau, including its acquisition of Macrae & Co LLP and London office move to larger premises on Gracechurch Street.

"We’re delighted to be at the beginning of a partnership between two teams who share the same winning spirit and focus on supporting talent to achieve their potential. Everyone here has a great sense of pride and excitement to be working with Team England – a team that, after all, reflects just how much can be achieved by a diverse and varied group of individuals all focused on one goal. We can’t wait to get started."

Joanna Thornell, Client and Markets Director, Shakespeare Martineau