Liz Hatcher's practice is focused on complex domestic and multijurisdictional disputes. She has litigation and arbitration experience in high-value contractual claims, intellectual property (IP) disputes, and antitrust matters. Liz also assists clients on a wide range of UK IP matters including trademarks, database rights, domain names, and trade secrets.
Liz's recent experience spans a wide range of subject matters and legal issues. She is currently acting for a major American airline in relation to a trademark license dispute. Liz is part of the team representing a multinational manufacturer in the Court of Appeal in a case relating to the unjustified threats regime for IP rights in the United Kingdom. She was also part of the team representing Mastercard in its defense of multibillion pound claims alleging that its interchange fees and certain network rules are anticompetitive.
Liz was resident in the Firm's Brisbane Office for two years. During her time in Australia she worked on an EPC (engineering, procurement, and construction) contract dispute (circa $1.4b), related to an LNG (liquefied natural gas) project that involved the development of coal seam gas fields and hubs in South East Queensland. The litigation proceedings included issues around delay, disruption, and defective materials.
Liz is a member of the British Literary and Artistic Copyright Association (BLACA) and IPSoc, a society dedicated to junior IP practitioners.
- University of Oxford (Postgraduate Diploma in Intellectual Property Law and Practice 2023); Bond University (Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice 2018; J.D. with first class honors 2017); Western University (B.A. with an honors specialization in Criminology 2012)
- Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales; Supreme Court of Queensland; High Court of Australia