Intellectual Property Specialist Joins Blackburn Law Firm
An East Lancashire law firm welcomed again an expert in commercial litigation and intellectual property less than two years after leaving the company.
Rebecca Horne initially joined Taylors Solicitors in 2019, then moved to Naphhens a year later.
Now she’s back at Taylors, where she works alongside the firm’s head of intellectual property, partner Tony Catterall.
His return further strengthens the Taylors litigation team, following the recent arrivals of his partner Stuart Farr and senior partner Alison Rowley.
Mr Catterall said: “I am delighted to have Rebecca back on my team.
“She is an extremely experienced lawyer who is great to work with, and her appointment further strengthens the strength of the IP team at depth.”
The team continues to experience strong growth in demand for its services, with fee revenue rising over 30% in the first half of 2021.
Ms. Horne said: “Now that I have gained more experience in litigation, I have made the decision to specialize in intellectual property.
“I recognize that Tony Catterall is recognized nationally and internationally as a leading practitioner in this area of law, and more specifically in the areas of copyright and design.
“I think I can develop my career much more effectively by working closely with him, and I am delighted to be returning to Taylors.”
Taylors is an eight-partner firm focused exclusively on commercial law with offices in Manchester and Blackburn.
Its intellectual property team has worked with companies in the home furnishings industry for over 30 years and is the only North West law firm to be named as a legal affiliate of ACID – Anti Copying in Design – a trade association for manufacturers and designers.