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IP STARS Reviews


Lawrie IP is recommended for patent and trade mark protection work. Patent star and founder Donald Lawrie is a key contact for patent and design work. Craig Hutchison and Jim Robertson are notable patent practitioners in the firm. The directors are assisted by experienced patent attorneys, notably Anders Jensen. Sharon Mackison is a key contact for trade mark work.



"They are diligent, friendly and competent."

"They are personable, and easy to work with."

"They have consistently provided information and advice in a clear and understandable manner. All costs are set out in advance and timely reminders are provided when action is required from us."

"They are responsive, personable and very efficient."


Patent case studies show protection work in chemistry, physics, mechanical engineering, and software. Chris Martin is a practitioner to watch in the electrical engineering space. Patent attorney Jim Robertson joined in 2020 to lead its life sciences practice.

Trade mark

Case studies show trade mark protection and disputes work. Rachel Denholm joined in 2020 from HGF. In January 2022, Managing IP sadly learned that trade mark attorney Shirley Collins has passed away. Flora Hachemi, a practitioner to watch, left the firm in 2022.