Audrey Horton

Professional Support Lawyer


As the knowledge and development lawyer in our Intellectual Property Group based in London, I play a key part keeping the IP team up to date with legal developments and case law, scanning the horizon to ensure we are at the forefront of new trends.

Formerly a client-facing lawyer with Bird & Bird, and so a 'second generation PSL', I have a particular and valued insight into the needs of our lawyers and clients.

My role involves creating and maintaining a sophisticated comprehensive and relevant internal know how system to support our lawyers, helping them provide the best quality advice and most efficient service to our clients. My field of expertise covers the full spectrum of IP rights including patents, confidential information, trade marks, designs, copyright and database rights, as well as transactional IP.

I am proud to have helped develop and provide the content for our innovative 'JudgmentDay' app which provides timely summaries of key UK IP judgments to the mobile devices of our clients and lawyers.

I've written and lectured on a wide range of IP topics and my articles have been published in several journals including the European Intellectual Property Review, the CITMA Review, and Managing Intellectual Property. I write monthly IP case updates for PLC Magazine, and I am co-author of the book 'Practical Intellectual Property Precedents' which is updated regularly.

  • Glasgow University MA
  • King's College London, LLB, Law
  • Solicitors Regulation Authority in 1982
  • New York Bar in 1987