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Shoosmiths LLP

Richard Blatchly

Richard Blatchly

Senior Associate


  • Commercial contracts
  • Data protection
  • Intellectual property
  • Commercial

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Richard is a Senior Associate within Shoosmiths' Commercial Team, based in the Birmingham office. Richard advises on a wide range of commercial matters, with a particular interest in technology, innovation and digital media. 

Richard works with a variety of clients across a wide range of industry sectors, ranging from start-up businesses through to multinational companies and his recent work experience includes:

  • a long-term secondment to a global OEM: (i) advising on its R&D activities and academic engagements; and (ii) providing advice and support to its motorsport function;
  • negotiating numerous collaboration agreements for multi-party, government funded automotive research projects; and
  • negotiating a technology and title partnership agreement for a team in the ABB FIA Formula E Championship.

Having studied history and politics at Cardiff University, Richard completed his Graduate Diploma in Law at the College of Law Bloomsbury, and his Legal Practice Course at the College of Law Birmingham. Richard joined Shoosmiths upon qualification in October 2014, having trained in-house at a large communications infrastructure and media services provider.

Areas of Practice

Commercial | Commercial contracts | Data protection | Intellectual property | Media and creative industries | Privacy and Data | Technology

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