Susanna Speirs

Susanna Speirs

Susanna joined Reviewed & Cleared in 2019 and provides practical and commercial IP and title clearance advice to media clients. 

Susanna has a background in high-level IP litigation having qualified as a solicitor at Freshfields in 2006, before moving to Field Fisher to work in their intellectual property litigation team, with a focus on passing off, copyright and trade mark infringement and domain name disputes. Prior to moving in-house permanently, she was seconded to numerous clients including NatMags (now Hearst UK), where she advised on pre-publication matters for 20 weekly and monthly magazines, as well as dealing with various privacy, defamation, contempt, data protection, IP and advertising standards issues.

Susanna subsequently moved in-house, working at Arsenal Football Club as one of their two lawyers. This hugely varied role provided a unique opportunity to work with the Premier League, UEFA and various high-profile footballers, as well as deepening her expertise with both commercial and IP law. After a number of years, she moved to a Senior Legal Counsel role at Unilever, where she advises various leadership teams. Susanna remains an Arsenal season ticket holder but now works much closer to home!

Susanna continues to focus on intellectual property law but also has significant experience in media, advertising (working frequently with the ASA and advising on the CAP and BCAP Codes), commercial, contract and charity law. Susanna has a very practical, risk-based approach to legal issues and is at home working closely with clients to resolve their legal issues on tight timescales.