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Hayley is a Senior Associate in our EMIP Department.

Hayley’s practice covers all aspects of IP protection with an emphasis on assisting clients particularly in the fashion industry to bring and defend claims for infringement of design right, copyright and trade mark, and for passing off. Hayley has extensive experience of assisting TV, film and music clients with the exploitation of their brands and anti-piracy operations. Her wider practice includes domain name disputes, clearance work and general commercial litigation.

Hayley is a regular contributor and commentator on IP matters to external forums and recently co-wrote a chapter in the UK Intellectual Property Office endorsed ‘Handbook of European Brand Rights Management’.

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Hayley joined Hamlins in 2002 having obtained a Distinction in her LPC from the College of Law.


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Hayley is recommended in the Legal 500 2017 as part of a team that is ‘pre-eminent in the area of protecting the public performance rights of musicians and record labels’.

Legal 500 2017

“Hayley always provides excellent, timely and practical advice, laced with deep sector knowledge and proportionality. Hayley is able to handle difficult and unexpected situations diplomatically and calmly, and her outstanding interpersonal skills make her a pleasure to work with. I trust Hayley to always do her best to fulfil her clients’ expectations and I would thoroughly recommend her.”

Neil Nayaka, Solicitor, New Look Retailers Ltd

“We have worked with Hayley for over 7 years and have found the work she has done for us to be outstanding. Hayley understands the different and sometimes complex issues around the field in which our company works. I have no doubt that this has saved us from incurring unnecessary costs and protected our company on many occasions. I would have no hesitation in recommending Hayley to colleagues and have in fact done so on more than one occasion.”

Martin Glover, Director, Grindstore Ltd

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