Sarah Hadland




Sarah has specialized in intellectual property law for over 20 years. She advises clients from multi-nationals such as Next Retail, Urban Outfitters and Ty Inc. (Beanie Babies) to small fabric designers, food manufacturers, authors and franking machine installers.  She manages all aspects of intellectual property from dispute resolution to negotiation and drafting of contracts.  

Sarah has established recognised expertise in the retail and design sectors, and in particular for managing design right and copyright disputes, and in 2013 was awarded the ILO Client Choice Award for intellectual property (Designs/UK).  Her clients made the following comments to ILO during its research:

“I have found Sarah to be one of the most genuine, honest and trust worthy people that I have had the pleasure to work with”.

“Instinctively she seems to know when to fight and when to settle and I have the utmost confidence in her ability and judgement”.

Sarah also has a reputation for managing trade mark portfolio work and substantial trade mark and passing off disputes, (Teleworks Ltd –v- Telework Group; Gucci –v- Next).  She was described in the 2015 edition of World Trademark Review as “a wonderful trademark practitioner, highly capable in prosecution and enforcement”.  She is listed in both Legal 500 and Chambers as a leading individual who “continues to command the respect of peers and clients. One client enthused: "It's great to have someone like Sarah – you can have complete faith in everything you need to have faith in: her judgement, her acumen and her ability to get a good result."   [Chambers]
Sarah is dedicated to understanding her client’s businesses in order to provide cradle to grave IP support, and to provide advice which is proportionate and relevant to the commercial imperatives of the business.  

Areas of Practice


Year Qualified



College of Law, Store St, 1991 - 1993


Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys