Ailsa has worked across all the Ridings of Yorkshire in law firms and as in-house counsel during her time as a solicitor. She has a strong scientific interest and background, with her first degree being a BSc in Microbiology. Ailsa worked in the environmental, medical and health & safety sectors before re-qualifying as a solicitor in 1999, achieving this via distance learning and part-time courses, whilst working full time.
Ailsa has now specialised in Intellectual Property Law for over 15 years and, during that time, attained a diploma in Intellectual Property Law and Practice.
Ailsa’s varied working history gives her experience of many different business sectors and equips her with a strong commercial instinct. She can be relied upon to provide a sensible and cost effective approach.
Ailsa also started her legal career in litigation so, although now tends to deal mainly with non-contentious issues, is well placed to advise on all aspect of IP,IT and general commercial matters and will assist litigation teams with any relevant specialist aspects.
Ailsa, originally from Huddersfield and now residing in a village close to York, is married to a veterinary surgeon and has a young son. As well as the obligatory child taxi service role, her spare time is filled with cycling, walking, gardening and reading. She also loves to travel and has visited the USA, Canada, Nepal and Australia amongst other places.
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