Joanne Frears

One of the first women solicitors in the City to specialise in advising technology businesses, Joanne has been advising on tech law and commercialisation of IP for over 22 years. Providing advice and strategy on IP, exploitation, commercialisation and defence she has particular expertise in law for AI, AR & VR, Blockchain, Cybersecurity and defence of patents against trolls. She also has an academic interest in emerging technology and how the law deals with everything innovative.
Contributed to


Practice areas


  • Law Society of England & Wales
  • International Bar Association
  • Society for Computers & Law


  • Specialist Panel


  • MA (UK, EU & US Copyright Law), Kings College London, LPC Northumbria, LLB (Hons) Business Law, Cove

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