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Joanne Frears

Consulting Solicitor, Intellectual Property and Technology Law

+44 (0)118 951 6800

  • Intellectual property protection and licensing
  • Technology commercialisation
  • Cybersecurity
  • Data protection
  • Brand management
  • Contracts, options and royalty agreements


  • Speaker, Law Firm Network EMEA Conference - 'Protecting Intellectual Property Rights in Europe and the UK Post Brexit: Cybersecurity for Law Firms' (September 2016)
  • Chair, Defending Law Firms from Cyber-attack Conference (May 2016)


  • Lexis Nexis - 'Cybersecurity: A Guide for Lawyers' (July 2016)
  • Kings College London, MA UK, EU & US Copyright Law (Commendation - Magna Cum Laude)
  • University of Northumbria, Newcastle, LPC (Commendation - Magna Cum Laude)
  • Member, Society for Computers and Law
  • Member, International Bar Association
  • Member, International Chamber of Commerce
  • "Jo's IP knowledge and application are at the highest level and her no nonsense, direct style cuts quickly to the chase."

    "Jo is an extremely engaging individual but beneath that smile lies a tenacious, passionate and acutely focused lawyer who always delivers."

"Jo's IP knowledge and application are at the highest level and her no nonsense, direct style cuts quickly to the chase."

Joanne Frears is a consulting solicitor, working with our Corporate & Commercial team, specialising in intellectual property and technology law. 

Joanne assists Blandy and Blandy LLP’s technology and creative clients to protect and commercialise their intellectual property (such as copyright and patents) in UK, Europe and the US and advises on cybersecurity, data protection and brand management. She is able to act as in-house counsel for clients, advising on software development, supplier and framework agreements, licenses and service agreements.

Joanne also advises on entertainment law, theatre, fashion and installations across the creative sectors.

Joanne is a contributor and editor of data protection and technology precedents for Lexis Nexis and regularly lectures to and writes for the technology press.

She is a member of the International Bar Association and the Society for Computers & Law. 

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