Law firm adds science expertise

Nixon boosts Morton Fraser IP team

julie-nixonScottish law firm Morton Fraser has enhanced its intellectual property (IP) team following the appointment of Julie Nixon (pictured) as a senior solicitor in its corporate team.

She joins Peter Galloway as the firm’s second IP specialist with a scientific background.

In her new role she will be responsible for advising clients on IP and commercial contracts, including IP protection and commercialisation, e-commerce and IT agreements, as well as on corporate matters.

Austin Flynn, partner and head of the corporate division, said: “Attracting someone with Julie’s scientific expertise and experience is a huge boost to our corporate team.

Dr Nixon holds a PhD in molecular biology and genetics from the University of Edinburgh.

She joins Morton Fraser from MBM Commercial in Edinburgh, where she completed her traineeship in 2014.

Prior to joining MBM, she was a post-doctoral research assistant at Harvard University.

Dr Nixon said: “I am thrilled to be joining Morton Fraser, a law firm that understands that clients, particularly those in science and engineering sectors, want more from their lawyers than just legal advice.”

callum-murrayThe corporate division has been strengthened by the appointment of Callum Murray (right) as a senior associate.

A former trainee and solicitor with the firm, Mr Murray re-joins the firm after periods spent working in private practice in Dubai and in Aberdeen.

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