At Morton Fraser Lawyers we have highlighted clarity as our guiding principle.
This directs the way we communicate, the way we advise, the way we conduct relationships with our clients and the way we are totally transparent and upfront about our charges. This applies to all our services from the straightforward to the more complex.
Protecting brands, patents, copyright and knowhow is central to securing the value of that intellectual property, and also to exploiting it, for example through licensing.
IT contracts are a specialised area of the law which is continually developing and the advent of cloud computing requires agreements carefully tailored to maximise the benefits of "software as a service".
Our clients include SMEs, major household names, clients in the technology sector and public sector organisations. From our offices in Edinburgh, Glasgow and London we advise businesses across the UK and many of our lawyers are dual-qualified (Scotland/England and Wales).
We're commercially minded and take the time to understand your business so we can give clear advice on optimising your IP and IT strategy. Our lawyers are straight talking, pragmatic, accessible and commercially minded.
Why choose Morton Fraser
We advise on hundreds of corporate and commercial transactions every year so we know the likely pitfalls and how to pre-empt problems. Whatever comes up, the chances are that one of our experienced lawyers has seen it before.
The IP and IT team is ranked by Legal 500.
Our approach to fees
We understand the importance of providing fee clarity and value for money. We're happy to have an initial, free, no-obligation meeting to discuss how we can help. We can either quote fixed fees or give you a clear indication of the likely fee based on an agreed scope of work.
Morton Fraser exhibit extensive knowledge in the area of protection of Intellectual Property. They provide appropriate, comprehensive and easy to understand advice on the options open to us. They are extremely responsive to queries and have given us a great sense of confidence.
- Private client
...unfailingly provides an excellent level of service.
- Private client
'Their ability to understand my business needs and aims, and provide excellent, practical, and realistic solutions'.
Legal 500 2019/20
‘I have found all interactions with Austin Flynn and Julie Nixon to have been particularly effective for the clients, with a direct, honest and transparent approach’.
Legal 500 2020/21
They engage with programmes in a consistent and strategic way, adding value where they best can make a difference’.