HGF's Birmingham office opened in November 2012, and since then has gone from strength-to-strength. It has become an established presence in the Midlands IP space, forming alliances with the local automotive and aerospace sectors as well as with leading universities.

The office is located at the heart of Birmingham’s business district, and is managed by Dr Chris Moore, who has been a mainstay of the Birmingham and Midlands markets for almost two decades. Chris leads our national Oppositions & Appeals group and runs the Birmingham office’s chemistry, materials and chemical engineering practices whilst Rebecca Field heads up the office’s trade mark practice, and Jason Lessard the office’s engineering practice. The office also has an IP litigation practice, led by experienced litigator Marie McMorrow.

As befits an office located in the centre of the UK's aerospace and automotive hubs, our patent and trade mark attorneys specialise in the engineering, chemical and materials fields. We also have significant experience in retail, fashion and pharmaceutical sectors, and the office provides a portal to the full breadth of HGF's technical and legal services.

Specialist Sectors




Chemical Engineering

Polymers, plastics and composites





Food & drink