Legal Services


We’re a highly experienced 5-star rated team of friendly and down-to-earth CIPD-qualified HR consultants. We provide outsourced HR support and employment law advice for small to medium sized businesses in the Derby, Nottingham, Leicester, and surrounding East Midlands area. Unlike other providers we work on a pay-as-you-go basis, and so don’t have any minimum contract periods, tie-ins, or up-front fees. We can help you to deal with a specific unexpected issue on an ad-hoc basis, provide regular on-call support, ensure your ongoing legal compliance, or deliver a long-term strategic change project – it’s completely up to you. We have a great deal of practical experience in resolving workforce issues across a wide range of organisation types, sizes, and sectors. We’re used to dealing with stakeholders at all levels, and offer a pragmatic business-focussed approach to meeting your business objectives. We pride ourselves on providing proper face-to-face HR support tailored to the specific needs of your company, not simply an anonymous telephone helpdesk, or downloadable database of generic documents. We’re also able to provide combined packages of support and training, in conjunction with our sister brand LoatesTraining.


AdamsonJones offers effective intellectual property (IP) services, providing considerable legal and technical expertise alongside commercially-focused advice and protection. Our team of patent attorneys and trade mark attorneys are able to obtain IP rights (patents, registered trade marks and registered designs) in any country of the world, and provide associated advice regarding your freedom to operate in those countries. We also assist in managing and maximizing the value of our clients’ IP portfolios, allowing them to use IP to achieve their wider commercial goals, whether this relates to exit, licensing, generating investment or other commercial opportunities. Please click on the links below to view our short videos, which address some of the most frequently asked questions about intellectual property: I have an idea I’d like to protect Is IP relevant for my business? I’ve received a cease and desist letter and don’t know what to do now I’m collaborating with someone, who owns the IP? AdamsonJones has produced a series of IP Toolkits to help companies think about IP throughout the various stages of the research and new product design processes. Please click on the links below to view these Toolkits. IP Toolkit for Product Design: Medical Devices IP Toolkit for Product Design: Engineering IP Toolkit for Research & Development: Pharmaceuticals And lastly, our attorneys are keen to speak at events discussing topics relating to IP. Perhaps we could discuss the possibility of helping out at such an event in the near future. Would it be yourself that I would need […]

Barker Brettell

We are a full-service intellectual property (IP) boutique, which prides itself on providing proactive, pragmatic advice and tailored service. We offer specialist professional legal services for all areas of IP including patents, designs, trade marks and copyright. In addition to a dedicated trade mark team, we have patent specialists who can advise on any technology – be it the latest Internet ideas, bio-tech, pharma, chemical, mechanical, physics or materials science inventions. We are proactive and offer practical advice for real-life scenarios. We continually look for fresh solutions to old problems and appreciate this can only be achieved through the close alignment of our attorneys with your business.  Whether you are a university spin-out or an SME and whatever the business sector, we are confident that we can provide the right support for you.