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Our People

S.H. & Associates are...



The founder and principal, Sarah Hadland, has over 20 years’ experience in advising clients from individual artists to entrepreneurs, small business and major companies. Her expertise ranges from contracts and negotiations to litigation in the UKIPO, OHIM, IPEC and the High Court.

In the 2015 edition of Chambers Sarah is listed as a “Notable Practitioner” 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."
In 2013, she won the 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," and "Instinctively she seems to know when to fight and when to settle and I have the utmost confidence in her ability and judgement."​​Sarah is a member of CITMA and has been awarded the 2021 Lawyer Monthly Women in Law Award for copyright.

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NAAZNEEN SCHMITTZEHE an IP specialist with 20 years of experience in non-contentious and contentious intellectual property work. Qualified as a solicitor in both the UK and Hong Kong, she has worked for leading international IP law firms and niche practices. With experience in a wide number of sectors including fashion, music, publishing, luxury, retail, travel and technology, Naazneen manages trade mark portfolios for major fashion houses and advises upon exploitation as well as protection of intellectual property rights.

Rated as ‘excellent‘ in Legal 500

Chambers & Partners reports that Naazneen Schmittzehe’s clients say that she “explains things very clearly and impresses with her knowledge of our business and dedication to her work.”

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