Hi-tech legal eagles land at new Cambridge base
Cambridge’s growing reputation as a honeypot for technology-related lawyers has attracted another new team of specialists.
Investment and technology experts Inger Anson and Rob Cobley from Harrison Clark Rickerbys have opened an office at Compass House in Histon.
Harrison Clark Rickerbys has 470 staff and partners based at offices in Cambridge and central London, as well as across the Midlands, South West and M4 corridor operating regionally and nationwide.
Anson, who has been working in Cambridge for the last year, specialises in advising businesses and their investors (including angels and angel groups as well as venture capital funds) on early stage and follow-on investment rounds in a broad range of young and developing technology businesses.
As well as acting on the investment round itself, she works closely with many seed round businesses in the early stages to ensure they are investment ready and continue to build on these relationships during the growth years.
She has a strong track record and reputation in advising technology start-ups and university spin- outs from universities across the UK, including Cambridge, Birmingham, East Anglia and University College, London.
Rob Cobley has a solid technology background, having worked for a software house before qualifying as a solicitor. His specialist practice encompasses technology and intellectual property, including IP commercialisation, protection and enforcement.
He regularly advises clients on protecting and licensing their innovative technology and the complex commercial agreements required; he has also recently been active in supporting companies preparing for the General Data Protection Regulation which changes data protection law.
Inger Anson said: “With the Cambridge-Oxford Arc adding to the city’s attractiveness to young businesses, Rob and I feel we can offer exactly the skills they need to put down their own firm foundations and grow well in this area.
“There is such encouragement here for innovation that we want to support that and help businesses to grow and establish themselves here, as we are doing.”
• PHOTOGRAPH SHOWS: Rob Cobley and Inger Anson from Harrison Clark Rickerbys