Aspire training and networking group: Intellectual property for in-house lawyers

Aspire training and networking group: Intellectual property for in-house lawyers

The LexisNexis Aspire training and networking group met on Wednesday 29th June for the penultimate event of the year. Along with the Advisory Board and existing members, it was great to see the addition of new members and their invaluable input.

This event was centered around the topic of Intellectual Property and Brand Protection, led by guest speakers Bonella Ramsay and Claire Bailey from DLA Piper. The session highlighted the need for in-house lawyers to understand the business's products and the rights that may exist in them because businesses may not realise the range of IP rights they own. As well as providing an r

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Sophie is Head of Learning & Development at F-LEX Legal - an award winning legal tech startup helping law firms and organisations manage a flexible work force and supporting lawyers to make smarter life/work choices. 

As part of her portfolio career Sophie runs various learning and development and networking forums for in-house lawyers and mentors junior lawyers.  These include Flying Solo for small and solo legal teams and Aspire for junior in-house lawyers which she runs for LexisNexis UK.  She also works with schools and organisations to promote social mobility within the legal profession, working with The Social Mobility Business Partnership and Aspiring Solicitors. 

She trained as a lawyer in the City and worked as an in-house lawyer for 10 years including as Head of Legal for Virgin Radio and Ginger Media Group.  

Outside of work she is happily married with three sons and enjoys morning walks along the beach with her two dogs.