29 Sep 2023

Partner Spotlight – September: Shakespeare Martineau LLP

Jo Rudzki
Partner Relationship Manager

The September Spotlight features Shakespeare Martineau, a full-service law firm with over 1100 legal advisors across 10 UK offices.

Shakespeare Martineau and TBAT Innovation have enjoyed a partnership spanning multiple years, with both entities proudly serving as Patrons of Medilink Midlands. This collaboration has thrived, and we are delighted that Shakespeare Martineau is our esteemed Headline Sponsor for the 2023 Innovation Challenge.

Shakespeare Martineau

Shakespeare Martineau is a full-service law firm with over 1100 legal advisors across their 10 UK offices.  The team has vast experience in supporting and empowering a diverse clientele consisting of startups, entrepreneurs, and medium-sized companies. In the dynamic and fast-changing world, legal guidance is not just an asset; it’s a critical necessity.

How can they help?

Accessing funding

They can play a pivotal role in helping companies access funding by providing expert legal guidance throughout the funding process. Shakespeare Martineau can assist in structuring and negotiating financing transactions, whether through equity investments, debt offerings, venture capital, or strategic partnerships.

Additionally, they have a large network and experience to connect companies with potential investors, facilitating access to funding opportunities and contributing to the growth and success of the business

Regulatory Compliance

They can ensure compliance with regulatory requirements and relevant laws, instilling confidence in investors and reducing legal risks. They meticulously draft and review contracts, disclosure documents, and investment agreements to protect the interests of both the company and its investors

Regulatory Changes

Adapting to evolving regulations is critical for businesses. Shakespeare Martineau keep their clients informed and prepared for regulatory shifts, allowing for strategic adjustments to ensure compliance, minimise risks, and capitalise on emerging opportunities.

Intellectual Property Protection

Innovators often bring novel solutions to the table. A proficient legal team helps secure patents, trademarks, and copyrights, safeguarding these valuable, intangible assets. This protection empowers entrepreneurs to confidently commercialise their inventions.

Litigation Support

Legal disputes can arise unexpectedly. Leveraging their extensive expertise, they provide robust litigation support to protect the rights and reputations of their clients, irrespective of their scale, from entrepreneurs and start-ups to medium or large enterprises.


Upholding employment legislation is vital across all organisations. Due to the dynamic nature of certain sectors, employment contracts often need to include clauses like non-compete and confidentiality. Shakespeare Martineau ensure adherence to these clauses while navigating the sector’s unique dynamics.

Data Privacy

Confidentiality and data privacy are paramount, particularly in sectors dealing with sensitive information. Protecting data ensures compliance with regulations and maintains trust. Prioritising data privacy and confidentiality safeguards innovations and upholds an organization’s reputation and future prospects.

In sectors where innovation and compliance are pivotal, legal expertise serves as a cornerstone for success. Whether aiding startups, assisting entrepreneurs in protecting their ideas, or supporting medium-sized enterprises, a legal partner with industry knowledge proves to be an invaluable asset.

Shakespeare Martineau is proud to be B-Corp certified.  Organisations with certified B-Corporation status are legally required to consider the impact of business decisions on their people, customers, suppliers, communities and the environment, ensuring a balance between purpose, people and profit.

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